Latin sapientia 'wisdom'.
This unusual virtue name came into use in England in the 16th century.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1587 Sapience bruton1 p. 47
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Sapience". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Sapience.