savour, sweet


savour, sweet
Used in AV of offerings which are acceptable to God, especially the fat parts of a sacrifice (Lev. 3:5). Modern versions prefer ‘pleasing odour’.

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  • savour — sa|vour1 BrE savor AmE [ˈseıvə US ər] v [T] 1.) to fully enjoy the taste or smell of something ▪ She sipped her wine, savouring every drop. 2.) to fully enjoy a time or experience ▪ She savoured her few hours of freedom. ▪ He hesitated, savouring …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • savour — Savor Sa vor, n. [OE. savour, savor, savur, OF. savor, savour, F. saveur, fr. L. sapor, fr. sapere to taste, savor. See {Sage}, a., and cf. {Sapid}, {Insipid}, {Sapor}.] [Written also {savour}.] 1. That property of a thing which affects the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • savour — [13] Latin sapere meant both ‘taste’ and ‘be wise’. In the latter sense it has given English sapient, but the former only was preserved in its derived noun sapor ‘taste’. This found its way into English via Old French savour. The derivative… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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