saki

1
[sak-ee, sah-kee]
noun
  1. any of several monkeys of the genus Pithecia, of tropical South America, having a golden-brown to black, thick, shaggy coat and a long, bushy, nonprehensile tail.

Origin of saki

1
1765–75; < French < Tupi sagui

saki

2
[sah-kee]
noun
  1. sake2.

Saki

[sah-kee]
noun
  1. pen name of H(ector) H(ugh) Munro.

sake

2

or sa·ké, sa·ki

[sah-kee]
noun
  1. a Japanese fermented, mildly alcoholic beverage made from rice.

Origin of sake

2
1680–90; < Japanese sake(y), earlier *sakai

Munro

[muh n-roh]
noun
  1. Alice (Laid·law) [leyd-law] /ˈleɪdˌlɔ/, born 1931, Canadian short-story writer.
  2. H(ector) H(ugh)Saki, 1870–1916, Scottish novelist and short-story writer, born in Burma.
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saki

noun
  1. any of several small mostly arboreal New World monkeys of the genera Pithecia and Chiropotes, having long hair and a long bushy tail
  2. another name for sake 2

Word Origin for saki

sense 1: C20: French, from Tupi saqi

Saki

noun
  1. pen name of (Hector Hugh) Munro

Munro

1
noun plural Munros
  1. mountaineering any separate mountain peak over 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only but now sometimes extended to other parts of the British Isles

Word Origin for Munro

C20: named after Hugh Thomas Munro (1856–1919), who published a list of these in 1891

Munro

2
noun
  1. Alice, original name Alice Laidlaw. born 1931, Canadian short-story writer; her books include Lives of Girls and Women (1971), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), and The Love of a Good Woman (1999); winner of the Booker international prize (2009) for a lifetime body of work
  2. H (ector) H (ugh), pen name Saki. 1870–1916, Scottish author, born in Burma (now Myanmar), noted for his collections of satirical short stories, such as Reginald (1904) and Beasts and Superbeasts (1914)

sake

1
noun
  1. benefit or interest (esp in the phrase for (someone's or one's own) sake)
  2. the purpose of obtaining or achieving (esp in the phrase for the sake of (something))
  3. used in various exclamations of impatience, urgency, etcfor heaven's sake; for pete's sake

Word Origin for sake

C13 (in the phrase for the sake of, probably from legal usage): from Old English sacu lawsuit (hence, a cause); related to Old Norse sok, German Sache matter

sake

2

sak or saki

noun
  1. a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice

Word Origin for sake

C17: from Japanese
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Word Origin and History for saki
n.

see sake (n.2).

sake

n.1

"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.

sake

n.2

"Japanese rice liquor," 1680s, from Japanese sake, literally "alcohol."

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Idioms and Phrases with saki

sake

see for the sake of.

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