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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of Mississauga.

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  1. (informal) A nickname for the city of Mississauga.
    • 2013, Jahron Brathwaite; Miguel Pimentel (lyrics and music), “Break From Toronto”, performed by PartyNextDoor:
      This what Sauga feels like in the night time / Watch what she doin' when the light shine
    • 2015 October 26, Sandra Ward-Cooper, Journeying Through Adversities: Part Two of an Autobiography[1], page 209:
      I lived and worked in Brampton, but I liked going home to "Sauga".
    • 2017 July 17, Chris Clay, “Mississauga filmmaker explores city of his youth in The Saugonian doc”, in Mississauga News[2]:
      It traipses through Cooksville and Dacosta intones in the voice-over that particular community “embodies the true Sauga” he remembers before the film moves onto the Valleys, which to the filmmaker is not “just another neighbourhood” and was an extremely special place to grow up.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Estonian Sauga.

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  1. A tributary of the Pärnu.
  2. A small borough in Pärnu County, southwestern Estonia.
    • 2005, David D. Laitin, “Culture Shift in a Postcommunist State”, in Zoltan Barany; Robert G. Moser, editors, Ethnic Politics After Communism[3], page 58:
      Meanwhile, the principal of the Estonian school in Sauga saw integration in a positive light as his students started to study Russian beginning in the sixth grade, and this program gave them practice.




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Proper noun[edit]

Sauga m sg (genitive Saugae); first declension

  1. A river of Hispania Tarraconensis mentioned by Pliny


First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Sauga
Genitive Saugae
Dative Saugae
Accusative Saugam
Ablative Saugā
Vocative Sauga