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sapiō īvī, —, ere

SAP-, to taste of, smack of, savor of, have a flavor of : nil rhombus nil dama sapit, has no flavor , Iu.: Quaesivit, quidnam saperet (simius), Ph.— To have a sense of taste, perceive flavors : ut, cui cor sapiat, ei non sapiat palatus. —Fig., to have taste, have discernment, be sensible, be discreet, be wise, discern : populus est moderatior, quoad sentit et sapit: Qui sapere et fari possit quae sentiat, H.: abeas, si sapis, if you are wise , T.: hi sapient, Cs.: te aliis consilium dare, Foris sapere, T.: Qui sibi semitam non sapiunt, alteri monstrant viam, know , C. poët.: quamquam quis, qui aliquid sapiat, nunc esse beatus potest?: nihil: Nil parvum, i. e. attend to nothing trivial , H.—Prov.: sero sapiunt, are wise too late .

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