Origin of wisdom
Examples from the Web for wisdom
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
He made an easy target, the know-it-all liberal egghead who demeaned the wisdom of the American people.
They possessed “wisdom beyond their years,” observed The Advocate.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miraculously, Malala survived, and her courage, wisdom, and optimism have continued to transfix and inspire the world.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kundera sees fiction as a realm of many partial truths, its only certainty “the wisdom of uncertainty.”
Wisdom, it is said, lies in small compass, so we should find it in you.The Hot Swamp|R.M. Ballantyne
Men of genius are quick growers; but men of the highest genius, which includes the wisdom of human life, are not speedily ripe.
The wise, for all their wisdom, hardly ever can see how innocence itself may lead the unwise into the pit digged by the wicked.Oldfield|Nancy Huston Banks
Ceridwen was the goddess of wisdom; she distilled wisdom-giving drops in a cauldron.A Short History of Wales|Owen M. Edwards
There is no wisdom, no device in the dust, any more than there is warmth in the dust.The Eagle's Nest|John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for wisdom
Word Origin for wisdom
Word Origin and History for wisdom
Old English wisdom, from wis (see wise (adj.)) + -dom. A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wisdom, Old Norse visdomr, Old High German wistuom "wisdom," German Weistum "judicial sentence serving as a precedent"). Wisdom teeth so called from 1848 (earlier teeth of wisdom, 1660s), a loan-translation of Latin dentes sapientiae, itself a loan-translation of Greek sophronisteres (used by Hippocrates, from sophron "prudent, self-controlled"), so called because they usually appear ages 17-25, when a person reaches adulthood.