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sage1

[seyj] /seɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
2.
someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience.
adjective, sager, sagest.
3.
wise, judicious, or prudent:
sage advice.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English (noun and adj.) < Old French < Late Latin sapidus wise, tasteful (Latin: tasty), equivalent to sap(ere) to know, be wise, orig. to taste (see sapient) + -idus -id4
Related forms
sagely, adverb
sageness, noun
Synonyms
1. philosopher. 3. sagacious.
Antonyms
1. fool.

sage2

[seyj] /seɪdʒ/
noun
1.
any plant or shrub belonging to the genus Salvia, of the mint family.
2.
an herb, Salvia officinalis, whose grayish-green leaves are used in medicine and for seasoning in cookery.
3.
the leaves themselves.
4.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English sa(u)ge < Middle French sau(l)ge < Latin salvia, derivative of salvus safe (so named from its supposed healing powers)

Sage

[seyj] /seɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Russell, 1816–1906, U.S. financier.

Le Sage

[luh sazh] /lə ˈsaʒ/
noun
1.
Alain René
[a-lan ruh-ney] /aˈlɛ̃ rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA),
1668–1747, French novelist and dramatist.
Also, Lesage.
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  • Some of these species are gazelles, antelope, bison, and sage grouse.
  • As a herb, sage is considered to have a slight peppery flavour.
British Dictionary definitions for sage

sage1

/seɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a man revered for his profound wisdom
adjective
2.
profoundly wise or prudent
3.
(obsolete) solemn
Derived Forms
sagely, adverb
sageness, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from Latin sapere to be sensible; see sapient

sage2

/seɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a perennial Mediterranean plant, Salvia officinalis, having grey-green leaves and purple, blue, or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2.
the leaves of this plant, used in cooking for flavouring
3.
short for sagebrush
Word Origin
C14: from Old French saulge, from Latin salvia, from salvus safe, in good health (from the curative properties attributed to the plant)

Le Sage

/French lə saʒ/
noun
1.
Alain-René (alɛ̃rəne). 1668–1747, French novelist and dramatist, author of the picaresque novel Gil Blas (1715–35)
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Word Origin and History for sage
adj.

"wise," c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French sage "wise, knowledgeable, learned; shrewd, skillful" (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *sabius, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere "have a taste, have good taste, be wise," from PIE root *sap- "to taste" (see sap (n.1)). Meaning "characterized by wisdom" is from 1530s. Related: Sageness.

n.

kind of herb (Salvia officinalis), early 14c., from Old French sauge (13c.), from Latin salvia, from salvus "healthy" (see safe (adj.)). So called for its healing or preserving qualities (it was used to keep teeth clean and relieve sore gums, and boiled in water to make a drink to alleviate arthritis). In English folklore, sage, like parsley, is said to grow best where the wife is dominant. In late Old English as salvie, directly from Latin. Cf. German Salbei, also from Latin.

"man of profound wisdom," mid-14c., from sage (adj.). Originally applied to the Seven Sages -- Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus.

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Related Abbreviations for sage

SAGE

Russian-American Gallium Experiment; formerly Soviet-American Gallium Experiment
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