sapience

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French sapience, from Latin sapientia.

Noun[edit]

sapience (usually uncountable, plural sapiences)

  1. The property of being sapient, the property of possessing or being able to possess wisdom.
    • 2009, Robert Brandom, Reason in Philosophy: Animating Ideas
      I then marked out three ways in which we can instead describe and demarcate ourselves in terms of the sapience that distinguishes us from the beasts of forest and field.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sapience, borrowed from Latin sapientia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sapience f (plural sapiences)

  1. wisdom, sapience

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sapientia

Noun[edit]

sapience f (plural sapiences)

  1. wisdom, sapience
    • 1534, François Rabelais, Gargantua:
      car leur sçavoir n'estoit que besterie et leur sapience n'estoit que moufles
      for their knowledge was just nonsense and their wisdom was just waffle.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sapientia.

Noun[edit]

sapience f (oblique plural sapiences, nominative singular sapience, nominative plural sapiences)

  1. wisdom, sapience

Descendants[edit]