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See also: Sagen, sägen, Sägen, and sågen

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

sagen c

  1. definite singular of sag

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PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

sagen

  1. Plural form of sage

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German sagēn, from Proto-Germanic *sagjaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ-. Compare Low German seggen, Dutch zeggen, English say, Danish sige, Swedish säga.

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VerbEdit

sagen (third-person singular simple present sagt, past tense sagte, past participle gesagt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to say (to pronounce; communicate verbally)
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 105:
      Sie schwiegen lange. Als er endlich etwas sagen wollte, wehrte sie leise ab. „Heute nichts mehr, ich bitte dich darum“.
      They were silent for a long time. When he finally wanted to say something, she softly refused. “Nothing more today, I beg you for that.”
  2. (transitive) to tell (to inform (someone) verbally)
  3. (transitive) to mean (to convey or signify)
  4. (with etwas) to speak up

Usage notesEdit

In those inflected forms in which the stem sag- is not followed by a vowel, it is often pronounced: /zax/. This is due to dialectal influence and common throughout northern and central Germany. See the entries sag, sagst, sagt, sagte, sagtest, sagten, sagtet, and gesagt.

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RomanizationEdit

sagen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さげん

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NounEdit

sagen m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of sag

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sagjaną, whence also Old Saxon seggian, Old English secgan, Old Norse segja. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ-.

VerbEdit

sagēn

  1. to say

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