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adage

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ad=age

CIDE DICTIONARY

adagen. [F. adage, fr. L. adagium; ad + the root of L. aio I say.].
     An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.  [1913 Webster]
    "Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would,”
    Like the poor cat i' the adage.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Axiom; maxim; aphorism; proverb; saying; saw; apothegm. See Axiom.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adage, n. a traditional maxim, a proverb.

Etymology
F f. L adagium (as AD-, root of aio say)

DEVIL DICTIONARY

adage

n. Boned wisdom for weak teeth.

THESAURUS

adage

ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, byword, catchword, collected sayings, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram, expression, gnome, golden saying, maxim, moral, mot, motto, oracle, phrase, pithy saying, precept, prescript, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, saw, saying, sentence, sententious expression, sloka, stock saying, sutra, teaching, text, verse, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom

ROGET THESAURUS

adage

Maxim

N maxim, aphorism, apothegm, apophthegm, dictum, saying, adage, saw, proverb, sentence, mot, motto, word, byword, moral, phylactery, protasis, axiom, theorem, scholium, truism, postulate, first principles, a priori fact, assumption (supposition), reflection, conclusion, golden rule, principle, principia, profession of faith, settled principle, accepted principle, formula, accepted fact, received truth, wise maxim, sage maxim, received maxim, admitted maxim, recognized maxim, true saying, common saying, hackneyed saying, trite saying, commonplace saying, aphoristic, proverbial, phylacteric, axiomatic, gnomic, as the saying goes, as the saying is, as they say.


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