Datapoint Papiamentu/Savvy

Saber exists both in Portuguese and Spanish, and the likelihood is that the reflexes of saber in Spanish-lexicon contact languages are derived from the Spanish etymon and not from Portuguese. There is both Spanish and Portuguese influence in Papiamentu, so the choice of Value 1 "A Portuguese-derived save word exists" is somewhat arbitrary.

Sa
is used in the following ways:
(a) to mean 'know'
(b) to mark habitual meaning
(c) in the combination ke sa (Curacao) or kièr sa (all varieties), literally 'want know', to mean 'think, believe'.

Values

A savvy word exists

Example 47-198:
Mi sa ku e ta keda insistí te ora ku mi bisa ‘si’.
Mi
1sg
sa
know
ku
comp
e
3sg
ta
tns
keda
remain
insistí
insist
te
until
ora
hour
ku
comp
mi
1sg
bisa
say
‘si’.
yes
I know that she will insist until I say 'yes'.

Source: Extra: 16 July 2009, p.4

Example 47-98:
E sa uzé ora ku e kièr tene su kabei ariba den otro.
E
3sg
sa
know
uza
use
e
3sg
ora
hour
ku
comp
e
3sg
kièr
want
tene
keep
su
poss
kabei
hair
ariba
up
den
in
otro.
recp
She uses it (habitually) when she wants to keep her hair tied up.

Source: Papiamentu database

Confidence:
Very certain