English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English sake (sake, cause), from Old English sacu (cause, lawsuit, legal action, complaint, issue, dispute), from Proto-West Germanic *saku, from Proto-Germanic *sakō (affair, thing, charge, accusation, matter), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g- (to investigate).

Akin to West Frisian saak (cause; business), Low German Saak, Dutch zaak (matter; cause; business), German Sache (thing; matter; cause; legal cause), Danish sag, Swedish and Norwegian sak, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌺𐌾𐍉 (sakjō, dispute, argument), Old English sōcn (inquiry, prosecution), Old English sēcan (to seek). More at soke, soken, seek.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: sāk, IPA(key): /ˈseɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪk

Noun edit

sake (plural sakes)

  1. cause, interest or account
    For the sake of argument
  2. purpose or end; reason
    For old times' sake
  3. the benefit or regard of someone or something
  4. (obsolete except in phrases) contention, strife; guilt, sin, accusation or charge
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Genesis 3:17:
      And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
Usage notes edit
  • The word sake is generally used in constructions of the form "for X's sake" or "for the sake of X", where X is a noun (see the quotations above, for sake of, and for the sake of).
  • Garner's Modern American Usage notes it is common to write an apostrophe rather than apostrophe–ess in this construction when the noun ends in an /s/ or /z/ sound: for appearance' sake, for goodness' sake.
Derived terms edit
Translations edit
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Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

sake (countable and uncountable, plural sakes)

  1. Alternative spelling of saké

Anagrams edit

Dutch edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaː.keː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ke

Noun edit

sake m (uncountable)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)
    Hypernyms: rijstbier, rijstwijn

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑke/, [ˈs̠ɑ̝k̟e̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑke
  • Syllabification(key): sa‧ke

Noun edit

sake

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Declension edit

Inflection of sake (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative sake saket
genitive saken sakejen
partitive sakea sakeja
illative sakeen sakeihin
singular plural
nominative sake saket
accusative nom. sake saket
gen. saken
genitive saken sakejen
sakeinrare
partitive sakea sakeja
inessive sakessa sakeissa
elative sakesta sakeista
illative sakeen sakeihin
adessive sakella sakeilla
ablative sakelta sakeilta
allative sakelle sakeille
essive sakena sakeina
translative sakeksi sakeiksi
abessive saketta sakeitta
instructive sakein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of sake (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative sakeni sakeni
accusative nom. sakeni sakeni
gen. sakeni
genitive sakeni sakejeni
sakeinirare
partitive sakeani sakejani
inessive sakessani sakeissani
elative sakestani sakeistani
illative sakeeni sakeihini
adessive sakellani sakeillani
ablative sakeltani sakeiltani
allative sakelleni sakeilleni
essive sakenani sakeinani
translative sakekseni sakeikseni
abessive sakettani sakeittani
instructive
comitative sakeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative sakesi sakesi
accusative nom. sakesi sakesi
gen. sakesi
genitive sakesi sakejesi
sakeisirare
partitive sakeasi sakejasi
inessive sakessasi sakeissasi
elative sakestasi sakeistasi
illative sakeesi sakeihisi
adessive sakellasi sakeillasi
ablative sakeltasi sakeiltasi
allative sakellesi sakeillesi
essive sakenasi sakeinasi
translative sakeksesi sakeiksesi
abessive sakettasi sakeittasi
instructive
comitative sakeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative sakemme sakemme
accusative nom. sakemme sakemme
gen. sakemme
genitive sakemme sakejemme
sakeimmerare
partitive sakeamme sakejamme
inessive sakessamme sakeissamme
elative sakestamme sakeistamme
illative sakeemme sakeihimme
adessive sakellamme sakeillamme
ablative sakeltamme sakeiltamme
allative sakellemme sakeillemme
essive sakenamme sakeinamme
translative sakeksemme sakeiksemme
abessive sakettamme sakeittamme
instructive
comitative sakeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative sakenne sakenne
accusative nom. sakenne sakenne
gen. sakenne
genitive sakenne sakejenne
sakeinnerare
partitive sakeanne sakejanne
inessive sakessanne sakeissanne
elative sakestanne sakeistanne
illative sakeenne sakeihinne
adessive sakellanne sakeillanne
ablative sakeltanne sakeiltanne
allative sakellenne sakeillenne
essive sakenanne sakeinanne
translative sakeksenne sakeiksenne
abessive sakettanne sakeittanne
instructive
comitative sakeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative sakensa sakensa
accusative nom. sakensa sakensa
gen. sakensa
genitive sakensa sakejensa
sakeinsarare
partitive sakeaan
sakeansa
sakejaan
sakejansa
inessive sakessaan
sakessansa
sakeissaan
sakeissansa
elative sakestaan
sakestansa
sakeistaan
sakeistansa
illative sakeensa sakeihinsa
adessive sakellaan
sakellansa
sakeillaan
sakeillansa
ablative sakeltaan
sakeltansa
sakeiltaan
sakeiltansa
allative sakelleen
sakellensa
sakeilleen
sakeillensa
essive sakenaan
sakenansa
sakeinaan
sakeinansa
translative sakekseen
sakeksensa
sakeikseen
sakeiksensa
abessive sakettaan
sakettansa
sakeittaan
sakeittansa
instructive
comitative sakeineen
sakeinensa

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Hausa edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /sà.kéː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [sə̀.céː]

Noun edit

sàkē m (possessed form sàken)

  1. slackness

Indonesian edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Japanese (さけ) (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /sa.ke/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ké

Noun edit

sake (plural sake-sake, first-person possessive sakeku, second-person possessive sakemu, third-person possessive sakenya)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Alternative forms edit

Further reading edit

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

sake

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さけ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of サケ

Kapampangan edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *sakay.

Verb edit

sake

  1. to board, to embark, to ride

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch *saka, from Proto-West Germanic *saku.

Noun edit

sāke f

  1. case, matter, affair
  2. thing
  3. cause, reason

Inflection edit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants edit

  • Dutch: zaak
  • Limburgish: zaak

Further reading edit

Moore edit

Etymology edit

Cognate with Farefare sakɛ

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /sà.ke/

Verb edit

sake

  1. to take out
  2. to accept, agree, approve of, tolerate, permit, obey
  3. to answer to a call
  4. to succeed, do well

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sake m (definite singular saken, indefinite plural sakar, definite plural sakane)

  1. saké (Japanese rice wine)
    Hypernyms: risøl, risvin

References edit

Pali edit

Alternative forms edit

Adjective edit

sake

  1. inflection of saka (one's own):
    1. masculine/neuter locative singular
    2. masculine accusative plural
    3. feminine vocative singular

Polish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sake n (indeclinable)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Further reading edit

  • sake in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • sake in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sake m (plural sakes)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:saquê.

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French saké.

Noun edit

sake n (uncountable)

  1. sake

Declension edit

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sake m (plural sakes)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Further reading edit

Swedish edit

 
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Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

sake c

  1. saké (rice wine)

Declension edit

Declension of sake 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative sake saken
Genitive sakes sakens

References edit