The definition of sapient is wise or knowing.(adjective)
A sage or wise man is an example of someone sapient.
See sapient in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L sapiens, prp. of sapere, to taste, know: see sap
See sapient in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin sapiēns, sapient-
Origin: , present participle of sapere, to taste, be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.
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