terra incognita

[ ter-uh in-kog-ni-tuh, in-kog-nee-; Latin ter-rah in-kawg-ni-tah ]SEE DEFINITION OF terra incognita
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TERRA INCOGNITA

The cañon was at that time a terra incognita to these cattlemen of the Panhandle.

The country we now plunged into, as may be guessed, was a terra incognita to me.

This part of the Villa Camellia was terra incognita to the school.

It was terra incognita to me; I had never entered these rooms before.

With this account of it as a terra incognita, the explorers ceased to advance.

In my first paper I said that these hills were a terra incognita to the tourist.

The interior of Sardinia has been hitherto a kind of "terra incognita."

Into what remote corners or into what terra incognita might she not wander!

One can only speak vaguely of detail, as this is still a terra incognita.

There is the same fear of the terra incognita in literature that there is in nature.

WORD ORIGIN

"unknown or unexplored region," 1610s, Latin, literally "unknown land," from terra (see terrain) + fem. of incognito.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TERRA INCOGNITA

backwoods

nounforests; land distant from settled area
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