sag


sag
{{11}}sag (n.) 1861, from SAG (Cf. sag) (v.).
{{12}}sag (v.) late 14c., possibly from a Scandinavian source related to O.N. sokkva "to sink," or from M.L.G. sacken "to settle, sink" (as dregs in wine), from denasalized derivative of P.Gmc. base *senkwanan "to sink" (see SINK (Cf. sink)). A general North Sea Germanic word (Cf. Du. zakken, Swed. sacka, Dan. sakke). Related: Sagged; sagging.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
(by force of gravity), , ,


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