- the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste; savor; flavor.
Also British, sa·pour.
Origin of sapor
From Latin, dating back to 1470–80; see origin at savor
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Examples from the Web for sapor
The vast empire with which Sapor had almost made up his mind to contend was partitioned out into three moderate-sized kingdoms.
It appears that Sapor took offence at the tone of the communication, which was not sufficiently humble to please him.
For it seems certain that the return of Sapor across the Euphrates was not effected without considerable loss and difficulty.
Sapor tried at first the ordinary methods of attack; he battered the walls with his rams, and sapped them with mines.
Sapor was, we must suppose, now engaged before Virta, and it is probable that he thought Bezabde strong enough to defend itself.
- rare the quality in a substance that is perceived by the sense of taste; flavour
C15: from Latin: savour
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