Homines sapientes

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Homines sapientes

  1. plural of Homo sapiens
    • 1892, Yale University, The Yale Review, page 142:
      She ridicules the caution that would introduce backward people slowly to new ideas and goods, lest the old ways be disrupted: she would have us offer freely all we have, and with the blithe unconsciousness of the G.I., paying people the compliment of regarding them as Homines sapientes.
    • 1962, Carleton Stevens Coon, The Origin of Races, page 600:
      They were as good as the recent work of Bushmen, and this circumstantial evidence suggests that the men who made these tools were Homines sapientes.
    • 2003, Julian Lowell Coolidge, A History of Geometrical Methods, page 1:
      Whatever be our definition of the Homo sapiens, he must be accorded some geometrical ideas; in fact, there would have been geometry if there had been no Homines sapientes at all.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:Homo sapiens.