02 July 2012

omnisapient

Dictionary.com asks, "did you mean 'unsapient?'" Well, no.

A search of many online dictionaries yields nothing, so far. For sapient, Google says:  Adjective: Wise, or attempting to appear wise. Noun: A human of the species homo sapiens.

So, why did I make a note of this word? Sometimes I wish my habits were better as regards such things. I didn't include the source, just the word, all by itself. It was printed somewhere, part of something, meant for a very specific purpose by some writer who, whether skillfully or not, intended to impart a meaning. 

Based on a search using the Fweet tool, it's not one of the words in Finnegans Wake.

It's interesting, anyway.

6 comments:

  1. Omnisapient is a useful word for those, like myself, who (technically speaking) do not believe that God is omniscient (all-knowing) but rather all-wise--the reason being that God is nothing if not wise, and perfect knowledge casts out wisdom.

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    1. I believe it's perfect love casts our fear.

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  2. How does perfect knowledge cast out wisdom?
    At any rate with God, that statement is moot for believers in His holy Word which has multiple scriptures ( can be Googled, Binged, etc.) which attest to His omniscience.

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  3. "Omnisapient" can only be a reference to the God of the Bible. Creator of heaven, earth, animals and people. Saviour and eternal hope for mankind.

    Omnisapient I think would mean "Divinely Human", no?

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  4. Omnisapient simply means that God is all wise. You cannot be all all wise without being all kowing as well.

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