- of, relating to, or resembling modern humans (Homo sapiens).
Origin of sapiens
Borrowed into English from New Latin around 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for sapiens
I have discovered the sapiens' blood is the only antidote to your contamination.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
He was the son-in-law of Lælius, surnamed Sapiens, or the Prudent.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
Sapiens should have been translated sportsman, for it is a synonym in this case.'I Believe' and other essays
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
"Sapiens," that is, a wise man, one who had attained to wisdom.The City of God, Volume I
And who by his great erudition, sanctitie, and wisdome, acquired the name of Sapiens.Old English Chronicles
Let us look at the race a long time back—way back when they first became Nipe sapiens.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett