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WOTD 7-21

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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sagacious \suh-GAY-shus\

DEFINITION adjective
1: of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment : discerning
2: caused by or indicating acute discernment

DID YOU KNOW?
You might expect the root of "sagacious" to be "sage," which means "wise" or "wise man," but that wouldn't be a wise assumption. Despite their similarities, the two words are not all that closely related. "Sagacious" traces back to "sagire," a Latin verb meaning "to perceive keenly." It’s also related to the Latin adjective "sagus" ("prophetic"), which is the ancestor of our verb "seek." Etymologists believe that "sage" comes from a different Latin verb, "sapere," which means "to taste," "to have good taste," or "to be wise."





by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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DomsMama07
by Member on Jul. 21, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Learned something new.
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM

new word for me :)

Miranda1127
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:06 PM

 good to know.

Jess1231
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:06 PM
That's a new one, thanks
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itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:31 PM

TFS!

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