saying etymology

English word saying comes from English say, English landlubber

Detailed word origin of saying

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
say English (eng) A type of fine cloth similar to serge. (colloquial) Used to gain one's attention before making an inquiry or suggestion One's stated opinion or input into a discussion or decision. (impersonal) To have a common expression; used in singular passive voice or plural active voice to indicate a rumor or well-known fact.. (informal, imperative) Suppose, assume; used to mark an example, supposition [...]
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
saying English (eng) (obsolete) That which is said; a statement.. A proverb or maxim.

Words with the same origin as saying

Descendants of landlubber