saga-city

sagacity

[suh-gas-i-tee]
noun
acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin sagācitās wisdom, equivalent to sagāci- (stem of sagāx) wise (akin to seek) + -tās -ty2

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sagacity (səˈɡæsɪtɪ)
 
n
foresight, discernment, or keen perception; ability to make good judgments

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sagacity
1540s, from M.Fr. sagacité, from L. sagacitatem (nom. sagacitas) "quality of being acute," from sagax (gen. sagacis) "of quick perception," related to sagus "prophetic," sagire "perceive keenly," from PIE base *sag- "to track down, trace, seek" (cf. O.E. secan "to seek;" see
seek). Also used 17c.-18c. of animals, meaning "acute sense of smell."
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