sapor

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sapor (taste, flavor).

NounEdit

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.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 plural) That which tastes good; a delicacy, dainty.
  5. (figuratively) An elegance of style or character.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • sapor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 02:48