sage

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See also: Sage, säge, and Säge

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

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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.
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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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sage leaves

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

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sage (uncountable)

  1. The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 下げる (sageru) ("to lower").

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Properly /sa-ɣe/, which is the closest pronunciation of Japanese 下げ (sage), though often confusedly as /seɪdʒ/, akin to the homographic word of English origin.

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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.

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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

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  • 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.

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sage f (plural sagen)

  1. story of heraldry and valor

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sage

  1. frequent

French[edit]

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

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sage (masculine and feminine, plural sages)

  1. (of a person) Prudent, cautious, and judicious
  2. (of a woman) Chaste, modest, irreprochable in conduct

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sage m, f (plural sages)

  1. A person who is prudent, cautious, and judicious
  2. sage (clarification of this French definition is being sought)

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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.

Hausa[edit]

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sagḕ (form 4)

  1. to become stiff or paralyzed

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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sage (epicene, plural sages)

  1. wise

Latin[edit]

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sāge

  1. vocative masculine singular of sāgus

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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sage m, f (plural sages)

  1. wise (having wisdom)

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