adage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French adage, from Latin adā̆gium.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.dɪdʒ/
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Noun[edit]

adage (plural adages)

  1. An old saying which has obtained credit by long use.
    Synonyms: proverb, colloquialism, apophthegm; see also Thesaurus:saying
  2. An old saying which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.
    Synonym: old saw

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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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