See also: Sagen, sägen, Sägen, and sågen

Danish edit

Noun edit

sagen c

  1. definite singular of sag

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sagen

  1. plural of sage

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German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German sagen, from Old High German sagēn, from Proto-West Germanic *saggjan, from Proto-Germanic *sagjaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ-.

Compare Low German seggen, Dutch zeggen, English say, Danish sige, Swedish säga.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

sagen (weak, third-person singular 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. to speak up [+etwas]

Usage notes edit

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.

Conjugation edit

  • 1st ps. sg. indicative present active also: sag', sag

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • sagen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • sagen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • sagen” in Duden online
  • sagen” in OpenThesaurus.de

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

sagen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さげん

Middle Dutch edit

Verb edit

sâgen

  1. first/third-person plural past indicative/subjunctive of sien

Middle High German edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old High German sagēn.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

sagen (class 2 weak or class 1 weak, third-person singular present saget or seit, past tense sagete or seite, past participle gesaget or geseit, auxiliary hân)

  1. to say

Conjugation edit

Descendants edit

  • German: sagen

References edit

  • Benecke, Georg Friedrich; Müller, Wilhelm; Zarncke, Friedrich (1863), “sagen”, in Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch: mit Benutzung des Nachlasses von Benecke, Stuttgart: S. Hirzel

Norwegian Bokmål edit

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Noun edit

sagen m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of sag

Old High German edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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sagēn

  1. to say

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