Origin of sake1
or sa·ké, sa·ki
Origin of sake2
Examples from the Web for sake
So, he decided to give the church a chance, if not just for the sake of mending his relationship with his mother.
He gave his soul for the sake of the people of Israel, The Torah, and the Land.
But now it is time for them to put their interests in the forefront for the sake of the nation.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton|Heather Arnet|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Locals were upset by the change—they like their traditions, even if it is just for the sake of being Sark.
Again and again, the band sacrifices the simple joy of a pop hook for the sake of a dense, meditative ambiance.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat|Hampton Stevens|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Don't for Heaven's sake let her know that I told you, for then she would not trust me any longer.Maximina|Armando Palacio Valds
For this lady's sake he returned at a later period to Brunswick.
Alice then spoke of mercy and peace to all men, and conjured me for my own sake to spare her destroyer.
Well, Tom, I can give you some just for form's sake; but bless you, you won't able to eat it.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
He felt suddenly that for her sake he could overlook some of Mr. Grayson's faults, or at least seek to amend them.The Candidate|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Word Origin for sake
Word Origin for sake
"purpose," Old English sacu "a cause at law, crime, dispute, guilt," from Proto-Germanic *sako "affair, thing, charge, accusation" (cf. Old Norse sök "charge, lawsuit, effect, cause," Old Frisian seke "strife, dispute, matter, thing," Dutch zaak "lawsuit, cause, sake, thing," German sache "thing, matter, affair, cause"), from PIE root *sag- "to investigate, seek out" (cf. Old English secan, Gothic sokjan "to seek;" see seek).
Much of the word's original meaning has been taken over by case (n.1), cause (n.), and it survives largely in phrases for the sake of (early 13c.) and for _______'s sake (c.1300, originally for God's sake), both probably are from Norse, as these forms have not been found in Old English.
"Japanese rice liquor," 1680s, from Japanese sake, literally "alcohol."
see for the sake of.