sapere etymology

Italian word sapere comes from Proto-Indo-European *sep-, Proto-Indo-European *seh₁p-, and later Proto-Italic *sapiō (Discern, can tell apart, know (the difference?). Taste.)

Detailed word origin of sapere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sep- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to try, research
*seh₁p- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sh₁pi- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sh₁p-i- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sapiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Discern, can tell apart, know (the difference?). Taste.
sapio Latin (lat) (figuratively) I am wise or sensible, discern.. I have good taste or discernment.. I taste of, smack of, have a flavour of.
*sapeo Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I know.. (Vulgar Latin) I taste of.
*sapēre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
sapere Italian (ita) (ambitransitive) to be able to, can, could (know how to). (ambitransitive) to know information. (ambitransitive) to taste, smell. (transitive) to come to know, become informed of, find out Knowledge, learning.

Words with the same origin as sapere

Descendants of *sep-
saggezza saggio sapore