See also: Sag, SAG, sağ, säg, såg, sąg, -sag, and -ság

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From late Middle English saggen, probably of Scandinavian/Old Norse origin (compare Norwegian Nynorsk sagga (move slowly)); probably akin to Danish and Norwegian sakke, Swedish sacka, Icelandic sakka, Old Norse sokkva. Compare also Dutch zakken and German sacken (from Low German).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: săg, IPA(key): /sæɡ/
  • Rhymes: -æɡ
  • (file)

NounEdit

sag (countable and uncountable, plural sags)

  1. The state of sinking or bending; a droop.
  2. The difference in elevation of a wire, cable, chain or rope suspended between two consecutive points.
  3. The difference in height or depth between the vertex and the rim of a curved surface, specifically used for optical elements such as a mirror or lens.
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VerbEdit

sag (third-person singular simple present sags, present participle sagging, simple past and past participle sagged)

  1. To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane.
    A line or cable supported by its ends sags, even if it is tightly drawn.
    The floor of a room sags.
    Her once firm bosom began to sag in her thirties.
  2. (by extension) To lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position.
    A building may sag one way or another.
    The door sags on its hinges.
  3. (figuratively) To lose firmness, elasticity, vigor, or a thriving state; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
  4. To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
  5. (transitive) To cause to bend or give way; to load.
  6. (informal) To wear one's trousers so that their top is well below the waist.
  7. (informal, Canada) To pull down someone else's pants.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

sag (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of saag
    • 2003, Charles Campion, The Rough Guide to London Restaurants (page 173)
      The dal tarka (£5) is made from whole yellow split peas, while sag aloo (£5) brings potatoes in a rich and oily spinach puree.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch zacht.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /saχ/, [säχ], [sɐχ]

AdjectiveEdit

sag (attributive sagte, comparative sagter, superlative sagste)

  1. soft

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish sak, from Old Norse sǫk, from Proto-Germanic *sakō. Cognate with Swedish sak, Icelandic sök, English sake, Dutch zaak, German Sache.

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NounEdit

sag c (singular definite sagen, plural indefinite sager)

  1. matter, affair
    Jeg er ikke bekendt med alle sagens detaljer.
    I am not acquainted with all the details of the matter.
  2. cause
    Jeg er villig til at dø for sagen.
    I am willing to die for the cause.
  3. thing
    Jeg går lige ind og pakker mine sager ud.
    I'll go inside and pack out my things.
  4. case, lawsuit
    Den 27-årige nægtede sig skyldig i spritkørsel, så sagen måtte udsættes.
    The 27-year-old pleaded not guilty to drunk driving, so the case had to be adjourned.
  5. file
    Jeg tog mine papirer og sager med mig hjem.
    I took my papers and cases home with me.
  6. food (only in plural)
    Tjeneren var ved at stable en masse lækre sager op på bordet.
    The waiter was stacking a lot of delicious things on the table.

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sǫg, from Proto-Germanic *sagō, from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut).

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NounEdit

sag f (genitive singular sagar, plural sagir)

  1. saw; a tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal

DeclensionEdit

Declension of sag
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative sag sagin sagir sagirnar
accusative sag sagina sagir sagirnar
dative sag sagini sagum sagunum
genitive sagar sagarinnar saga saganna

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GermanEdit

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sag

  1. singular imperative of sagen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of sagen

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb saga (to saw).

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NounEdit

sag n (genitive singular sags, no plural)

  1. sawdust

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse sǫg, from Proto-Germanic *sagō, from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut).

NounEdit

sag f or m (definite singular saga or sagen, indefinite plural sager, definite plural sagene)

  1. (tools) a saw
  2. sawmill
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VerbEdit

sag

  1. imperative of sage

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sǫg

NounEdit

sag f (definite singular saga, indefinite plural sager, definite plural sagene)

  1. (tools) a saw

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sagum.

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NounEdit

sȃg m (Cyrillic spelling са̑г)

  1. carpet, rug

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