Definition of sapiential in English:

sapiential

Line breaks: sa¦pi¦en|tial
Pronunciation: /seɪpɪˈɛnʃ(ə)l
 
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adjective

literary
  • Relating to wisdom: I saw them as sapiential metaphors, far more meaningful than their didactic pretext
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    • Personified Wisdom carries different meanings according to each sapiential thread - even though the expressions are similar and written within a relatively short time in the post-exilic period.
    • Wisdom of Solomon thus saw a new synthesis of various sapiential traditions in a much broader philosophical/theological framework that could cope with a universalistic and Hellenistic perspective.
    • Subsequently, legal and sapiential texts are produced to regulate and normalize the honoring of these survey indicators, and in so doing transform them into the imagination of the people.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French, or from ecclesiastical Latin sapientialis, from Latin sapientia 'wisdom'.

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