Yes. The 'V' and 'B' and 'P' have well known lingual affinities. In Spanish 'saber' means 'to know'. In Latin, 'sapiens' means 'wise' ... and 'discrete'.Are you thinking of savoir?
When you have taught one to swim, you have hopefully 'saved' him or her from drowning in the future.
If you have taught another the mysteries of existence, then you have saved that one from a hell of repeating the same mistakes, whether here in metaphorical Hell, or maybe, here in metaphorical Heaven.
Of course, as the wiser gnostics and philosophers gnew, and as the scientists today know, it is all a still unending process, and hence their constant need to reformulate their respective models of Reality. And some old, impatient, greedy, and/or power hungry scrooges decided to gum up the works along the way.