- Alternative form of savoir.
- circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
- Dez ke Richart le sout, un espie enveia
Saveir u Thiebaut ert, e combien gent il a.
- As soon as Richard knew about it, he sent a spy
to know where Thibalt was, and how many people he had with him.
- to have knowledge of, to be knowledgeable about
- circa 1155, Wace, Le Roman de Brut:
- Et mult sot de chiens et d'oisiax
- And he knew much about dogs and about birds
- (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) savair
- (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) saver
From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Classial Latin sapiō, sapere (“taste”), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (“to try, to research”).
- (Surmiran) to know (how to do something)