Edward, 1884–1939, U.S. anthropologist and linguist, born in Germany.
Edward. 1884–1939, US anthropologist and linguist, noted for his study of the ethnology and languages of North American Indians
- Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
[suh-peer-hwawrf, -hwohrf, -wawrf, -wohrf] /səˈpɪərˈʰwɔrf, -ˈʰwoʊrf, -ˈwɔrf, -ˈwoʊrf/ noun 1. a theory developed by Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf that states that the structure of a language determines or greatly influences the modes of thought and behavior characteristic of the culture in which it is spoken.
adjective 1. without sap; withered; dry: sapless plants. 2. lacking vitality or spirit; insipid.
noun 1. a young tree. 2. a young person. noun 1. a young tree 2. (literary) a youth
sapo- or sapon- pref. Soap; soapy: saponaceous.