The definition of sapient is wise or knowing.
A sage or wise man is an example of someone sapient.
Having great wisdom and discernment.
Full of knowledge; wise; sagacious; discerning.
Of or relating to the existing human species (Homo sapiens)
A sapient human.
Origin of sapient
Middle English from Old French from Latin sapiēns sapient- present participle of sapere to taste, be wise sep- in Indo-European roots