sausage etymology

English word sausage comes from Latin salsus ((figuratively) witty. Salted (preserved in salt). Salty.)

Detailed word origin of sausage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salsus Latin (lat) (figuratively) witty. Salted (preserved in salt). Salty.
salsicia Late Latin (LL)
saussiche Anglo-Norman (xno)
sausige Middle English (enm)
sausage English (eng) (military, archaic) A saucisse.. (vulgar, _, slang) Penis.. A food made of ground meat (or meat substitute) and seasoning, packed in a section of the animal's intestine, or in a similarly cylindrical shaped synthetic casing; a length of this food.. A sausage-shaped thing.. A term of endearment.

Words with the same origin as sausage

Descendants of salsus
salsa sassy sauce