Origin of sagacity
historical usage of sagacity
Latin sāg- and sag- come from a Proto-Indo-European root sāg- (with variants) “to track by scent, track, seek out.” Sāg- becomes hēg- (dialect hāg- ) in Greek, forming the verb hēgeîsthai (dialect hāgeîsthai ) ”to guide”; Old Irish has saigim “I search.” The Germanic development of sāg- is sōk-, from which the verb sōkjan “to seek” is formed, becoming sēcan in Old English (English seek ).
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How to use sagacity in a sentence
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Jaron Lanier has written and spoken about this issue with great sagacity.The Future of the Book|Sam Harris|September 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In an incredible act of branding sagacity, they announced that the name of the new search engine will be: Bing.Microsoft Stole My Identity!|Stanley Bing|May 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The prompt reply of Madame Roland displayed even more than her characteristic sagacity.
He expressed the most profound admiration for the talents, energy, and sagacity of Madame Roland.
Calmet, whose judgment and sagacity are known to every one, says that she might be his niece.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Human sagacity cannot explain these facts as they exist to-day, much less could it foretell them three thousand years ago.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
Thus an imitation of sagacity becomes pretentious affectation.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre