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-sĭpĭo , ĕre, v. a. sapio,
I.to savor, taste, or smack of something; to have a savor or flavor of something (class.).
I. Lit.: “mustum resipit ferrum,Varr. R. R. 1, 54, 3; cf. “picem (uva),Plin. 14, 1, 3, § 18: “quicquam (aqua),id. 31, 3, 22, § 37: “quam minimum amaritudinis (taleolae),Col. 12, 48, 2.—
2. Pregn., to taste well, have a good flavor: Iaboravi, ut insulsa resiperent, Aus. Idyll. Monos. 12 praef.
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