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See also: Sapientia



sapiēns +‎ -ia.



sapientia f (genitive sapientiae); first declension

  1. wisdom, discernment, memory
  2. science, skilled practice


First declension.

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. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, 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, 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