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sapiens

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin Homo sapiens, from Latin sapiēns, present active participle of sapiō (discern, be capable of discerning).

NounEdit

sapiens (plural sapiens)

  1. Homo sapiens.
    • 2000, William H. Libaw, How we got to be human: subjective minds with objective bodies‎, page 277:
      The earliest sapiens were gatherers, scavengers, and hunters of food.
    • 2005, Sherwood L. Washburn, Classification and Human Evolution‎, page 335:
      Even if we assume that the rate of change was slow and the evolving population large, we must still assume that sapiens was rather isolated.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Present active participle of sapiō (discern, be capable of discerning).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

sapiēns m, f, n (genitive sapientis); third declension

  1. discerning, wise, judicious
  2. discreet
  3. (substantive) a wise man, sage, philosopher
    • Anonymous (Can we date this quote?)
      Sapiens nihil affirmat quod non probat
      "a wise man asserts nothing which he does not (ap)prove."

InflectionEdit

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative sapiēns sapiēns sapientēs sapientia
genitive sapientis sapientis sapientium sapientium
dative sapientī sapientī sapientibus sapientibus
accusative sapientem sapiēns sapientēs sapientia
ablative sapiente
sapientī 1
sapiente
sapientī 1
sapientibus sapientibus
vocative sapiēns sapiēns sapientēs sapientia

1 When used purely as an adjective.

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