say etymology

English word say comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) σάγος, Latin sagio, Gaulish *sagos, and later Latin sagus (Divining, prophetic.)

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Detailed word origin of say

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σάγος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
sagio Latin (lat) I perceive acutely with the intellect.. I perceive quickly or keenly with the senses.
*sagos Gaulish (cel-gau)
sagus Latin (lat) Divining, prophetic.
saga Latin (lat) A female sage, fortune-teller, witch (New Latin) saga.
saie Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
say English (eng) A type of fine cloth similar to serge.

Words with the same origin as say

Descendants of σάγος
sagum
Descendants of sagio
sagacity