sapio

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *sapjō, from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (to try, to research). Compare Ancient Greek σοφός (sophós), Italian sapere, French savoir, Spanish saber, Old English sefa (mind, spirit, mood).

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Verb[edit]

present active sapiō, present infinitive sapere, perfect active sapīvī (no passive)

  1. I taste of, smack of, have a flavour of.
  2. I have good taste or discernment.
  3. (figuratively) I am wise or sensible, discern.

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