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See also: såpor and Sapor



Borrowed from Latin sapor (taste, flavor). Doublet of savor.


sapor (plural sapors)

  1. (now rare) A type of taste (sweetness, sourness etc.); loosely, taste, flavor.
    • 1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, II:
      But, though the savour bee so base, the sapor is so excellent, that no meat, no sauce, no vessell pleases the Guzurats pallat, save what relishes of it.




From sapiō (taste of, have a flavor of).



sapor m (genitive sapōris); third declension

  1. A taste, flavor, savor.
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.267
      proderit et tunsum gallae admiscere saporem []
      It’ is good too to blend a taste of pounded oak-apples []
  2. A sense of taste.
  3. A smell, scent, odor.
  4. (usually in the plural) That which tastes good; a delicacy, dainty.
  5. (figuratively) An elegance of style or character.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sapor sapōrēs
genitive sapōris sapōrum
dative sapōrī sapōribus
accusative sapōrem sapōrēs
ablative sapōre sapōribus
vocative sapor sapōrēs

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  • sapor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sapor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sapor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sapor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • sapor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sapor in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray