What does nosse mean? I cannot find it in Lewis & Short. For example:

Quam ob rem, quod quaesivit ex me P. Apuleius, homo et multis officiis mihi et summa familiaritate coniunctus et vobis amicissimus, ita respondebo ut ea quibus non interfuistis nosse possitis.

The grammar at the end of the sentence seems a little confusing.

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    You can find it here. I think it's a contracted form of novisse.
    – Charo
    Commented Oct 12, 2023 at 12:30
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    Note: Both Collatinus and Wiktionary will point you to the underlying verb nosco if you just enter nosse. Commented Oct 12, 2023 at 20:54

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It's a contraction of novisse. Both novisse and nosse are listed in the L&S entry for nosco. It's a typical contraction in perfects with V, akin to amavisse > amasse.

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