WORD ORIGIN noun a Southeast Asian, especially Indonesian and Malaysian, dish of marinated, bite-size pieces of meat, skewered, barbecued, and usually served with a peanut-flavored dipping sauce. Origin of sate 3
First recorded in
1930–35, sate is from the Malay word satay, sate
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British Dictionary definitions for satay noun barbecued spiced meat cooked on skewers usually made from the stems of coconut leaves Word Origin for satay
verb (tr) to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully to supply beyond capacity or desire Word Origin for sate
sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate verb archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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Word Origin and History for satay n.
1934, from Malay or Javanese
"to satisfy, surfeit," c.1600, alteration (by influence of Latin
satiare "satiate") of Middle English saden "become satiated; satiate," from Old English sadian "to satiate, fill; be sated, get wearied," from Proto-Germanic *sadon "to satisfy, sate," from root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad (adj.)). Related: Sated; sating.
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