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Homo sapiens

Some semantic interpretations:

Search “Homo sapiens” in Etymonline.

What part of this phrase has to do with wisdom?

Consider how Greta uses this phrase in contrast to “political movements”. In what way might this be an interesting choice of words?

Some orthographic investigations include:

  • Why do you think this entry in Etymonline uses an initial capital?
  • What evidence can you find that this is not an English phrase, but that both words are direct loan words form Latin?