adage

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English[edit]

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From French adage, from Latin adagium

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adage ‎(plural adages)

  1. An old saying which has obtained credit by long use
  2. An old saying which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim
    “Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage” (Lady MacBeth)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin adagium.

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Noun[edit]

adage m ‎(plural adages)

  1. adage

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