adage

[ ad-ij ]
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noun
  1. a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.

Origin of adage

1
1540–50; <French <Latin adagium, equivalent to ad-ad- + ag- (stem of āio I say) + -ium-ium

Other words from adage

  • a·da·gi·al [uh-dey-jee-uhl], /əˈdeɪ dʒi əl/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for adage

adage

/ (ˈædɪdʒ) /


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

Origin of adage

1
C16: via Old French from Latin adagium; related to āio I say

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