See also: Sapio

English

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Etymology

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Clipping of sapiosexual.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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sapio (plural sapios)

  1. (slang) A sapiosexual.
    The newest student visa worker at the startup was a sapio from an IIT.
    • 2020 January 31, u/noobnoob25, “Found this on quora...”, in Reddit[1], r/indianpeoplequora, archived from the original on 29 May 2024:
      Quora - Bunch of wannabe IITians/IIMians. Or the self proclaimed sapios.
    • 2020 July 10, “Simpora.”, in Reddit[2], r/indianpeoplequora, archived from the original on 29 May 2024:
      I like how sapios complain about girls getting quora followers because of their profile pictures and then post these shitty simpy answers
    • 2021 June 11, u/EpiphanyCatharsis, “Younger men, what attracts you to older women?”, in Reddit[3], r/AskMen, archived from the original on 29 May 2024:
      In my 20s I had a memorable liaison with a 40 year old. Beautiful. Smart. Knew what she wanted. Reconciled with many of her issues for years. An incredible experience. I'm sure my upbringing contributed to my attraction to her, and being a sapio she satisfied my need to talk about more than what my peers were preoccupied with.

Adjective

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sapio (comparative more sapio, superlative most sapio)

  1. (Internet slang) Sapiosexual.
    • 2022 July 9, u/summerpassingby, “Never met a smart "sapiosexual"”, in Reddit[4], r/redscarepod, archived from the original on 29 May 2024:
      thats why they're sapio, they need someone else to be smart for them
    • 2023 December 27, u/booksandpassion, “Question, are the fellow sapiosexuals also intelligent?”, in Reddit[5], r/sapiosexuals, archived from the original on 29 May 2024:
      I'm one that enjoys intellectual pursuits for my own entertainment, but not all sapios do. Also, navigating relationships with other sapios or non-sapios is something that comes up in this sub. There are a lot of really smart people that aren't sapio in the slightest, but have a SO that is attracted to their brain.
    • 2024 May 7, @5_D, Twitter[6], archived from the original on 29 May 2024:
      I'm so sapio, the sec someone come across dumb, I'm turned off lol.

Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Italic *sapiō, from Proto-Indo-European *sh₁p-i-, from *seh₁p-.

Pronunciation

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Verb

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sapiō (present infinitive sapere, perfect active sapīvī or sapiī or sapuī); third conjugation iō-variant, no passive, no supine stem

  1. (intransitive) to have taste, have flavour
  2. (transitive) to taste of, taste like, smack of, have a flavour of
    Synonym: lambō
  3. (figurative, intransitive) to have good taste; have sense, discernment; be sensible, discreet, prudent, wise
    Synonyms: sentiō, percipiō
  4. (figurative, transitive) to know, understand (mostly with general objects)
  5. (Early Medieval Latin) to know how to do; to be able to do

Conjugation

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   Conjugation of sapiō (third conjugation -variant, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sapiō sapis sapit sapimus sapitis sapiunt
imperfect sapiēbam sapiēbās sapiēbat sapiēbāmus sapiēbātis sapiēbant
future sapiam sapiēs sapiet sapiēmus sapiētis sapient
perfect sapīvī,
sapiī,
sapuī
sapīvistī,
sapiistī,
sapuistī
sapīvit,
sapiit,
sapuit
sapīvimus,
sapiimus,
sapuimus
sapīvistis,
sapiistis,
sapuistis
sapīvērunt,
sapīvēre,
sapiērunt,
sapiēre,
sapuērunt,
sapuēre
pluperfect sapīveram,
sapieram,
sapueram
sapīverās,
sapierās,
sapuerās
sapīverat,
sapierat,
sapuerat
sapīverāmus,
sapierāmus,
sapuerāmus
sapīverātis,
sapierātis,
sapuerātis
sapīverant,
sapierant,
sapuerant
future perfect sapīverō,
sapierō,
sapuerō
sapīveris,
sapieris,
sapueris
sapīverit,
sapierit,
sapuerit
sapīverimus,
sapierimus,
sapuerimus
sapīveritis,
sapieritis,
sapueritis
sapīverint,
sapierint,
sapuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sapiam sapiās sapiat sapiāmus sapiātis sapiant
imperfect saperem saperēs saperet saperēmus saperētis saperent
perfect sapīverim,
sapierim,
sapuerim
sapīverīs,
sapierīs,
sapuerīs
sapīverit,
sapierit,
sapuerit
sapīverīmus,
sapierīmus,
sapuerīmus
sapīverītis,
sapierītis,
sapuerītis
sapīverint,
sapierint,
sapuerint
pluperfect sapīvissem,
sapiissem,
sapuissem
sapīvissēs,
sapiissēs,
sapuissēs
sapīvisset,
sapiisset,
sapuisset
sapīvissēmus,
sapiissēmus,
sapuissēmus
sapīvissētis,
sapiissētis,
sapuissētis
sapīvissent,
sapiissent,
sapuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sape sapite
future sapitō sapitō sapitōte sapiuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives sapere sapīvisse,
sapiisse,
sapuisse
participles sapiēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
sapiendī sapiendō sapiendum sapiendō

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Dalmatian:
  • Gallo-Romance:
    • Catalan: sabre, sebre
    • Gascon: sàber, assàber
    • Occitan: sabre, saupre
  • Ibero-Romance:
  • Vulgar Latin: *sapium, *sapūtum (see there for further descendants)
  • Borrowings:
    • Volapük: sap

Reflexes of an assumed variant *sapēre:

References

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  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976) “sapere”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: E. J. Brill, page 938

Further reading

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  • sapio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sapio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sapio 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)
  • sapio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[7], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be a man of sense, judgment: sapere (Off. 2. 14. 48)