Looking for a word that means ‘wisdom’

I was trying to find a word in Spanish for “wisdom,” one conveying spiritual depth.

Instead, what I came across in the dictionary related to factual intelligence or knowing. All head, no heart.

Nothing even suggesting common sense or good judgment.

What I wanted went deeper, say to the kind of understanding gained through long experience and discipline. Sometimes, the kind of knowing you feel in your hands.

Better yet, what Merriam-Webster calls “the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand.” To which I would add a sense of calm and patience.

If the word or phrase exists in Spanish, I’d love to know it. Perhaps even with a few other things that get lost in translation.

 

2 thoughts on “Looking for a word that means ‘wisdom’

  1. The word in Spanish would be Sabiduria, which includes both sides the learned knowledge and also the knowledge through experience and spirituality. The word Sapiencia is more related to the knowledge obtain via cultured, education … A Sabio is a person who has wisdom, a sage. Erudito would be a scholar. Hope that helps.

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