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saki1

[sak-ee, sah-kee] /ˈsæk i, ˈsɑ ki/
noun
1.
any of several monkeys of the genus Pithecia, of tropical South America, having a golden-brown to black, thick, shaggy coat and a long, bushy, nonprehensile tail.
Origin of saki1
1765-1775
1765-75; < French < Tupi sagui

saki2

[sah-kee] /ˈsɑ ki/
noun
1.
sake2 .

Saki

[sah-kee] /ˈsɑ ki/
noun
1.
pen name of H(ector) H(ugh) Munro.

Munro

[muh n-roh] /mənˈroʊ/
noun
1.
Alice (Laidlaw)
[leyd-law] /ˈleɪdˌlɔ/ (Show IPA),
born 1931, Canadian short-story writer.
2.
H(ector) H(ugh) ("Saki") 1870–1916, Scottish novelist and short-story writer, born in Burma.

sake2

or saké, saki

[sah-kee] /ˈsɑ ki/
noun
1.
a Japanese fermented, mildly alcoholic beverage made from rice.
Origin
1680-90; < Japanese sake(y), earlier *sakai
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saki

/ˈsɑːkɪ/
noun
1.
any of several small mostly arboreal New World monkeys of the genera Pithecia and Chiropotes, having long hair and a long bushy tail
2.
another name for sake2
Word Origin
sense 1: C20: French, from Tupi saqi

Saki

/ˈsɑːkɪ/
noun
1.
pen name of (Hector Hugh) Munro

Munro1

/mʌnˈrəʊ/
noun (pl) Munros
1.
(mountaineering) any separate mountain peak over 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only but now sometimes extended to other parts of the British Isles
Word Origin
C20: named after Hugh Thomas Munro (1856–1919), who published a list of these in 1891

Munro2

/mʌnˈrəʊ/
noun
1.
Alice, original name Alice Laidlaw. born 1931, Canadian short-story writer; her books include Lives of Girls and Women (1971), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), and The Love of a Good Woman (1999); winner of the Booker international prize (2009) for a lifetime body of work
2.
H(ector) H(ugh), pen name Saki. 1870–1916, Scottish author, born in Burma (now Myanmar), noted for his collections of satirical short stories, such as Reginald (1904) and Beasts and Superbeasts (1914)

sake1

/seɪk/
noun
1.
benefit or interest (esp in the phrase for (someone's or one's own) sake)
2.
the purpose of obtaining or achieving (esp in the phrase for the sake of (something))
3.
used in various exclamations of impatience, urgency, etc: for heaven's sake, for pete's sake
Word Origin
C13 (in the phrase for the sake of, probably from legal usage): from Old English sacu lawsuit (hence, a cause); related to Old Norse sok, German Sache matter

sake2

/ˈsækɪ/
noun
1.
a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice
Word Origin
C17: from Japanese
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noun

See rice wine

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Word Origin and History for saki
n.

see sake (n.2).

sake

n.

"purpose," Old English sacu "a cause at law, crime, dispute, guilt," from Proto-Germanic *sako "affair, thing, charge, accusation" (cf. Old Norse sök "charge, lawsuit, effect, cause," Old Frisian seke "strife, dispute, matter, thing," Dutch zaak "lawsuit, cause, sake, thing," German sache "thing, matter, affair, cause"), from PIE root *sag- "to investigate, seek out" (cf. Old English secan, Gothic sokjan "to seek;" see seek).

Much of the word's original meaning has been taken over by case (n.1), cause (n.), and it survives largely in phrases for the sake of (early 13c.) and for _______'s sake (c.1300, originally for God's sake), both probably are from Norse, as these forms have not been found in Old English.

"Japanese rice liquor," 1680s, from Japanese sake, literally "alcohol."

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