英 ['seɪpɪənt] 美 ['sepɪənt]
  • adj. 聪明的;伶俐的;装聪明样的;有见识的
  • n. (史前的)智人
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sapient 睿智的,博学的

来自拉丁语 sapere,品尝,品味,鉴赏,来自 PIE*sap,品尝,品味,感知,词源同 savor,insipid. 引申词义睿智的,博学的。

sapient: [15] Like English taste, Latin sapere combined the notions of ‘appreciating flavour’ and ‘fine discrimination’, and hence meant both ‘taste’ and ‘be wise’. In the former sense it has given English savour and savoury, while the latter has fed through into English in its present participial form as sapient. It is also the source of Spanish saber ‘know’, which via a West African pidgin has given English the slang term savvy ‘understand’ [18], and French savoir ‘know’, as in English savoir-faire [19].
=> savour, savoury
sapient (adj.)
"wise," late 15c. (early 15c. as a surname), from Old French sapient, from Latin sapientem (nominative sapiens), present participle of sapere "to taste, have taste, be wise," from PIE root *sep- (1) "to taste, perceive" (cognates: Old Saxon an-sebban "to perceive, remark," Old High German antseffen, Old English sefa "mind, understanding, insight").
1. It was no just and sapient counsellor, in its last analysis.

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2. If you follow her sapient advice, you will be sure to succeed.


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