sagen

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Sagen, sägen, Sägen, and sågen

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sagen c

  1. singular definite of sag

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

sagen

  1. Plural form of sage

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to say; to tell
    • 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“

Usage notes[edit]

In those inflected forms in which the stem sag- is not followed by a vowel, it is often pronounced: IPA(key): /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]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sagen

  1. rōmaji reading of さげん

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

sagen m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of sag

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

sagēn

  1. to say

Descendants[edit]