sapiens etymology

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

Detailed word origin of sapiens

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*seh₁p- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sep- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to try, research
*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.
sapere Latin (lat)
sapiens Latin (lat)