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sagacity

[suh-gas-i-tee] /səˈgæs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin sagācitās wisdom, equivalent to sagāci- (stem of sagāx) wise (akin to seek) + -tās -ty2
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sagacity

/səˈɡæsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
foresight, discernment, or keen perception; ability to make good judgments
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Word Origin and History for saga city

sagacity

n.

c.1500, from Middle French sagacité, from Latin sagacitatem (nominative sagacitas) "keenness of perception, quality of being acute," from sagax (genitive sagacis) "of quick perception, acute," related to sagus "prophetic," sagire "perceive keenly," from PIE root *sag- "to track down, trace, seek" (cf. Old English secan "to seek;" see seek). Also used 17c.-18c. of animals, meaning "acute sense of smell."

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