Complete Definition of "sage"

see|Säge|Sage
English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-sage.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪdʒ|-eɪdʒ

Etymology 1
From Old French sage#Old French|sage (11th century), from Gallo-Romance *sabius, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere (to taste, to discern, to be wise), from Proto-Indo European base *sap- (to taste). The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece.

Adjective
en-adj|sag|er

  1. wise

Translations
trans-top|wise
Catalan: savi
Dutch: wijs, wijze
Italian: saggio, savio
Japanese: 賢い (かしこい, kashikoi), 賢明な(けんめいな, kenmeina)
trans-mid
Neapolitan: appusàto, abbasato, sàzio
Norwegian: klok, vis
Portuguese: sábio, sapiente
Spanish: sabio
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave 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

Translations
trans-top|wise man
Czech: mudrc m
Dutch: wijze m
French: sage#French|sage m
Italian: saggio, savio,
trans-mid
Japanese: 賢人 (けんじん, kenjin), 哲人(てつじん, tetsujin)
Neapolitan: appusàto, abbasato, sàzio
Norwegian: vismann m
Portuguese: {t|pt|sábio|m}}
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Derived terms
sagely
sageness
Seven Sages of Greece

Related terms
maharishi

See also
rishi
sagacious

Etymology 2
From Old French sauge, from Latin salvia, from salvus (healthy), see safe.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. A savory spice, Salvia officinalis, also planted for ornamental purposes. Scientific name: Salvia officinalis.

Synonyms
(herb) ramona

Derived terms
Sage Derby
sagebush
sage green
sage grouse
sage tea
sage thrasher
wood sage

Translations
trans-top|plant
Czech: šalvěj f
Dutch: salie m
Estonian: salvei
French: sauge f
German: Salbei m
Italian: salvia f
trans-mid
Japanese: セージ (sēji)
Neapolitan: sàrvia
Portuguese: sálvia f
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See also
salvia

Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Dutch

Noun
sage f (plural: sages)

  1. story of heraldry and valor

French

Etymology
Late Latin (Gallo-Roman) *sapius from the verb sapere

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-sage.ogg|Audio (US)

IPA|/saʒ/
SAMPA|/saZ/

Noun
fr-infl-noun|smsage|sfsage|pmsages|pfsages|smpsaʒ|sfpsaʒ|pmpsaʒ|pfpsaʒ
sage

  1. sage

Category:French nouns
Category:Spices and Herbs

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