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See also: Sage, saĝe, säge, and Säge

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French sage (11th century), from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere (to taste, to discern, to be wise), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (to taste). The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece.

AdjectiveEdit

sage (comparative sager, superlative sagest)

  1. Wise.
    • Shakespeare
      All you sage counsellors, hence!
    • Milton
      commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
  2. (obsolete) grave; serious; solemn
    • Milton
      [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.
SynonymsEdit
  • (wise): For semantic relationships of this sense, see wise in the Thesaurus.
  • (grave): For semantic relationships of this sense, see serious in the Thesaurus.
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NounEdit

sage (plural sages)

  1. A wise person or spiritual teacher; a man or woman of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral, London: Oxford University Press (1973), § 34:
      We aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage.
SynonymsEdit
  • (wise person): For semantic relationships of this sense, see sage in the Thesaurus.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
Sage leaves

From Middle French sauge, from Old French salje, from Latin salvia, from salvus (healthy), see safe.

NounEdit

sage (uncountable)

  1. The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
  2. Any plant in the genus Salvia
  3. Any of a number of plants such as sagebrush considered to be similar to Salvia officinalis, mostly because they are small shrubs and have gray foliage or are aromatic.
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Japanese 下げる (sageru, to lower).

PronunciationEdit

  • Etymologically /sɑɡɛ/, but often /seɪdʒ/ due to its English homograph.

InterjectionEdit

sage

  1. (Internet slang) Word used in the email field of imageboards to prevent a bump of the post. Used as an option rather than a word in some imageboard software.
    sage in all fields

VerbEdit

sage (third-person singular simple present sages, present participle saging, simple past and past participle saged)

  1. (Internet slang) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply.
    Reminder to sage and report.

Usage notesEdit

  • This word is specific to imageboards. The original purpose of sage is to not bump a thread if one deems one's own post to be of little value.

AnagramsEdit


Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • san, son (Moselle Franconian)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German sagēn.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sage (third-person singular present tense sät, past tense sat or sät, past participle jesat or jesät)

  1. (Ripuarian) to say; to tell

DutchEdit

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NounEdit

sage f (plural sagen)

  1. story of heraldry and valor, a saga.

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *sakeda.

AdjectiveEdit

sage (genitive sageda, partitive sagedat)

  1. frequent

DeclensionEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French sage, from Vulgar Latin *sapius from the Classical Latin verb sapiō.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sage (plural sages)

  1. (of a person) wise: prudent, cautious, and judicious
  2. (of a woman) Chaste, modest, irreproachable in conduct
  3. (of a child) Good, well-behaved, not naughty

NounEdit

sage m, f (plural sages)

  1. A person who is prudent, cautious, and judicious
  2. A sage (person)

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sage

  1. First-person singular present of sagen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of sagen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of sagen.
  4. Imperative singular of sagen.

HausaEdit

VerbEdit

sagḕ (grade 4)

  1. to become stiff or paralyzed

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sāge

  1. vocative masculine singular of sāgus

NounEdit

sage m

  1. singular vocative of sagus

sage n

  1. singular vocative of sagum

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French sage, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapiō, sapere (to taste; to discern; to be wise), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (to taste).

AdjectiveEdit

sage m, f

  1. (Jersey) wise

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

sage (imperative sag, present tense sager, simple past saga or saget or sagde, past participle saga or saget or sagd, present participle sagende)

  1. to saw (cut something with a saw)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sapius from the Classical Latin verb sapiō.

AdjectiveEdit

sage m (oblique and nominative feminine singular sage)

  1. wise (having wisdom)

DescendantsEdit


Sathmar SwabianEdit

VerbEdit

sage

  1. to say

ReferencesEdit

  • Claus Stephani, Volksgut der Sathmarschwaben (1985)