sagacity etymology

English word sagacity comes from Proto-Italic *sāgiō, and later French sagacité (Sagacity; shrewdness.)

Detailed word origin of sagacity

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sāgiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
sagio Latin (lat) I perceive acutely with the intellect.. I perceive quickly or keenly with the senses.
sagax Latin (lat) Intellectually quick, keen, acute, shrewd, sagacious. Of quick perception, having acute senses; keen-scented.
sagacitas Latin (lat) Keenness (of perception), acuteness (of the senses). Sagacity, shrewdness.
sagacité French (fra) Sagacity; shrewdness.
sagacity English (eng) (obsolete) Keen sense of smell.. The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions; the quality of being perceptive, astute or insightful.

Words with the same origin as sagacity

Descendants of *sāgiō
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