from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Homo sapiens.

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  • n. Homo sapiens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Homo sapiens


Latin sapiēns, sapient-, present participle of sapere, to taste, be wise; see sapient.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin Homo sapiens, from Latin sapiēns, present active participle of sapiō ("discern, be capable of discerning"). (Wiktionary)


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