Adj: mentally tasty, intriguing, stimulating the mind. With this blog it is my intention to provide li’l morsels and tit-bits that I find engaging and stimulating: perhaps you’ll will find something of interest here as well. I’ve re-opened this blog to remind myself that life is to be tasted and savoured – and is often all the better when shared with others. Sapid - from the Latin sapere “to taste, perceive.” Interestingly, taste and knowledge have always been strongly connected. For as far back as the book of Genesis and the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Related words with the same Latin root are: sapient, savant, savor, and savvy. The antonym to sapid is insipid. In classical Hebrew the word taam for taste also means something like discernment, or commonsense reasoning as in the following passage: Psalm 119:66: ”Teach me good judgment (taam) and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.” Which indicates that the only true way to know is to taste or experience it.
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