adage


adage

noun

  1. a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.

noun

  1. a traditional saying that is accepted by many as true or partially true; proverb
n.

1540s, Middle French adage, from Latin adagium “adage, proverb,” apparently from adagio, from ad- “to” (see ad-) + *agi-, root of aio “I say,” from PIE *ag- “to speak.” But Tucker thinks the second element is rather ago “set in motion, drive, urge.”

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