non·​sapi·​ens | \ (ˈ)nän¦sapēənz, - sāp- also -ēˌenz or -ēˌen(t)s \

Definition of nonsapiens

: of, relating to, or being any of the extinct men that are usually treated as distinct from recent man at a species or higher level

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History and Etymology for nonsapiens

non- entry 1 + New Latin sapiens (specific epithet of Homo sapiens) from Latin sapient-, sapiens wise

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“Nonsapiens.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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