verbum sap

[vur-buh m sap]

a word to the wise is sufficient; no more need be said.

Also verb. sap. [vurb sap] /ˈvɜrb ˈsæp/, ver·bum sat [vur-buh m sat] /ˈvɜr bəm ˈsæt/.

Origin of verbum sap

1640–50; short for Latin verbum sapientī sat est
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