English word saying comes from English say, English landlubber.
Saying detailed word origin explanation
|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