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sapiential

[sey-pee-en-shuh l] /ˌseɪ piˈɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
containing, exhibiting, or affording wisdom; characterized by wisdom.
Origin of sapiential
1475-1485
1475-85; < Late Latin sapientiālis, equivalent to sapienti(a) wisdom (see sapient, -ia) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
sapientially, adverb
unsapiential, adjective
unsapientially, adverb
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  • The "sapiential literature" of the Old Testament was the least specifically Israelite.

    The Expositor's Bible: Alfred Plummer
British Dictionary definitions for sapiential

sapiential

/ˌseɪpɪˈɛnʃəl; ˌsæpɪ-/
adjective
1.
showing, having, or providing wisdom
Derived Forms
sapientially, adverb
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