sag

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See also: SAG, säg, såg, sąg, and sağ

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

sag (plural sags)

  1. The state of sinking or bending; sagging.
  2. The difference in elevation of a wire, cable, chain or rope suspended between two consecutive points.
  3. The difference 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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Verb[edit]

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.
  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.
    • Shakespeare
      The mind I sway by, and the heart I bear, / Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear.
  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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch zacht.

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Adjective[edit]

sag (attributive sagte, comparative sagter, superlative sagste)

  1. soft

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saːɡ/, [sæːˀj]

Noun[edit]

sag c (singular definite sagen, plural indefinite sager)

  1. matter, business, affair, thing
  2. cause
  3. case, lawsuit
  4. file

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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

Declension[edit]

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

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zaːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /zax/ (northern and central Germany; very common)
  • Rhymes: -aːk, -ax

Verb[edit]

sag

  1. Imperative singular of sagen.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of sagen.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb saga (to saw).

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Noun[edit]

sag n (genitive singular sags, no plural)

  1. sawdust

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

sag

  1. rafsi of sanga.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (tools) a saw
  2. sawmill

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. (tools) a saw

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sagum.

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Noun[edit]

sȃg m (Cyrillic spelling са̑г)

  1. carpet, rug

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