Complete Definition of "sake"

see|Sake|saké|sa kê
English

rank|wouldn't|success|instance|906|sake|justice|offer|promise

Etymology 1
Old English sacu, from Germanic *sako. Cognate with Dutch zaak, German Sache, Swedish sak.

Pronunciation
AHD|sāk, IPA|/seɪk/, SAMPA|/seIk/
audio|en-us-sake.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|eɪk

Noun
en-noun

  1. The benefit or regard of someone or something

#* 2005, w:Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination|242a-b.
#*: But it will be for your sake that we'll undertake to refute this thesis,

  1. italbrac|obsolete except in phrases Contention, strife; guilt, sin, accusation or charge.

Derived terms
for Christ's sake|for Christ’s sake
for God's sake|for God’s sake
for heaven's sake|for heaven’s sake
for the sake of
for the sake of it

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)

Danish: t-|da|skyld
Norwegian: skyld f
Icelandic: í þágu
mid
Portuguese: causa f

Translations to be checked

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ttbc|German: Willen m
ttbc|Welsh: mwyn

Etymology 2
Japanese 酒 (sake), any alcoholic drink.

Alternative spellings
saké, saki

Pronunciation
AHD|säkĕ, IPA|/sɑːkɛ/, SAMPA|/sA:kE/

  • rhymes|ɑːkɛ

AHD|säkē, IPA|/sɑːki/, SAMPA|/sA:ki/

  • audio|en-us-sake-alcohol.ogg|Audio (US)
  • rhymes|ɑːki

Noun
en-noun
wikipedia

  1. italbrac|countable and uncountable Rice wine, a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice.

Synonyms
rice wine

Translations

Bulgarian: саке (sake) n
Chinese: 清酒 (qīng jiǔ)
Dutch: sake m
Finnish: sake, japanilainen riisiviini
French: saké m
German: Sake m
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Icelandic: hrísgrjónavín n, sake#Icelandic|sake n
Italian: sakè m
Japanese: 酒 (さけ, saké)
Norwegian: sake m

See also
soju

Category:Alcoholic beverages
Category:English heteronyms
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Japanese

Noun
ja-noun|r|hira=さけ

  1. ja-def|酒 sake, alcohol-based beverage
  2. ja-def|é®­ salmon

Category:ja:Alcoholic beverages

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