sage


sage
{{11}}sage (adj.) "wise," c.1300 (late 12c. as a surname), from O.Fr. sage (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *sabius, from V.L. *sapius, from L. sapere "have a taste, have good taste, be wise," from PIE root *sap- "to taste" (see SAP (Cf. sap) (n.1)).
{{12}}sage (n.1) kind of herb (Salvia officinalis), early 14c., from O.Fr. sauge (13c.), from L. salvia, from salvus "healthy" (see SAFE (Cf. safe)). 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.
{{12}}sage (n.2) "man of profound wisdom," mid-14c., from SAGE (Cf. sage) (adj.). Originally applied to the Seven Sages -- Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus.

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