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See also: Sapientia



sapiēns +‎ -ia.



sapientia f (genitive sapientiae); first declension

  1. wisdom, discernment, memory
    Synonyms: prūdentia, calliditās
    Antonyms: īnsapientia, imprūdentia, stupiditās, ineptitūdō, sōcordia, inertia, stultitia
  2. science, skilled practice
    Synonyms: cognitiō, ērudītiō, scientia
    Antonym: ignōrantia


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sapientia sapientiae
Genitive sapientiae sapientiārum
Dative sapientiae sapientiīs
Accusative sapientiam sapientiās
Ablative sapientiā sapientiīs
Vocative sapientia sapientiae

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  • sapientia”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • sapientia”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sapientia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • sapientia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to devote oneself to philosophy: se conferre ad philosophiam, ad philosophiae or sapientiae studium (Fam. 4. 3. 4)
    • to be enamoured of philosophy: philosophiae (sapientiae) studio teneri (Acad. 1. 2. 4)
    • to give the palm, the first place (for wisdom) to some one: primas (e.g. sapientiae) alicui deferre, tribuere, concedere