sage [1] NOUN an aromatic Mediterranean plant with greyish-green leaves that are used as a herb in cookery.
ORIGIN Old French sauge, from Latin salvia 'healing plant' .
sage [2] NOUN (especially in ancient history or legend) a man recognized for his wisdom.
ADJECTIVE wise; judicious.
DERIVATIVES sagely adverb sageness noun.
ORIGIN Old French, from Latin sapere 'be wise' .

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  • Sagely — Sage ly, adv. In a sage manner; wisely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sagely — (adv.) c.1400, from SAGE (Cf. sage) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sagely — adv. Sagely is used with these verbs: ↑nod …   Collocations dictionary

  • sagely — adverb see sage I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sagely — See sage1. * * * …   Universalium

  • sagely — adverb In the manner of a sage, with wisdom, wisely …   Wiktionary

  • sagely — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. learnedly, in an informed manner, shrewdly; see wisely …   English dictionary for students

  • sagely — adv. wisely, judiciously, intelligently, prudently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sagely — sage·ly …   English syllables

  • sagely — See: sage …   English dictionary

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