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 (sā′pər, -pôr′)
A quality perceptible to the sense of taste; flavor.

[Middle English, from Latin, from sapere, to taste; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

sa′po·rif′ic (sā′pə-rĭf′ĭk, săp′ə-), sa′po·rous (sā′pər-əs, săp′ər-) adj.
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(ˈseɪpɔː; -pə)
rare the quality in a substance that is perceived by the sense of taste; flavour
[C15: from Latin: savour]
ˌsapoˈrific, ˈsaporous adj
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(ˈseɪ pər, -pɔr)

taste; savor.
[1470–80; < Latin; see savor]
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A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense:
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It is said the bridge was built by Roman prisoners of war captured after a battle with Sassanid King Shapur I the Great, who reigned over Persia 240-270 CE.
Their topics include the assassination of Tissaphernes: royal responses to military defeat in the Achaemenid Empire, military defeat in fifth-century Athens: Thucydides and his audience, Spartan responses to defeat: from a mythical Hysiae to a very real Sellasia, the ones who paid the butcher's bill: soldiers and war captives in Roman comedy, and the Roman emperor as Persian prisoner of war: remembering Shapur's capture of Valerian.
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With the advent of Shapur this trade also continued but in a different and longer direction that was out of Iranians control.
It took England 10 balls before they managed to score off Shapur. But there were then 19 runs off the bat, including a memorable straight six from Wright from the last ball, as Shapur's third over conceded 23 in all.
THE five-week government of Dr Shapur Bakhtiar collapsed last night after two days of vicious street battles which left hundreds dead.
Young Shapur's dream trip to the most celebrated confectioner in all of Persia turns sour when his father is humiliated by the ruling Arabs who, the narrator makes painstakingly clear, treated Zoroastrians like dogs.
former Prime Minister Shapur Bakhtiar, returned to Iran after serving 19 years
A particularly hated man was the Persian ruler Shapur II, who reigned 70 years from AD309-379.
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