What is savour?

Some articles on savour:

Authorized King James Version - History - Standard Text of 1769
... of the earth but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out, and to be troden ... Blayney (1769) changes 'lost his savour' to 'lost its savour', and troden to trodden ...
Matthew 5:13
... the King James Bible reads Ye are the salt of the earth but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast ... Matthew 513 The literal translation of the Greek "lost its savour" is "became foolish" ... In Aramaic the same term is used for losing savour and becoming foolish ...

More definitions of "savour":

  • (verb): Taste appreciatively.
    Synonyms: savor
  • (verb): Give taste to.
    Synonyms: savor
  • (verb): Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in.
    Synonyms: enjoy, bask, relish, savor
  • (verb): Have flavor; taste of something.
    Synonyms: taste, savor

Famous quotes containing the word savour:

    [T]here is a Wit for Discourse, and a Wit for Writing. The Easiness and Familiarity of the first, is not to savour in the least of Study; but the Exactness of the other, is to admit of something like the Freedom of Discourse, especially in Treatises of Humanity, and what regards the Belles Lettres.
    Richard Steele (1672–1729)

    Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content,
    The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
    Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent,
    The poor estate scorns Fortune’s angry frown.
    Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss,
    Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.
    Robert Greene (1558?–1592)