sake

sake

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English

Etymology 1

From Middle English sake (sake, cause), from Old English sacu (cause, lawsuit, legal action, complaint, issue, dispute), from Proto-Germanic *sakō (affair, thing, charge, accusation, matter), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g- (to investigate). Akin to West Frisian saak (cause; business), Low German Saak, Dutch zaak (matter; cause; business), German Sache (thing; matter; cause; legal cause), Danish sag, Swedish and Norwegian sak, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌺𐌾𐍉 (sakjō, dispute, argument), Old English sōcn (inquiry, prosecution), Old English sēcan (to seek). More at soke, soken, seek.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sāk, IPA(key): /seɪk/
  • Rhymes: -eɪk

Noun

sake (plural sakes)

  1. cause, interest or account
  2. purpose or end; reason
  3. the benefit or regard of someone or something
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 242a-b.
      But it will be for your sake that we'll undertake to refute this thesis, []
  4. (obsolete except in phrases) contention, strife; guilt, sin, accusation or charge
    • And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. — Genesis 3:17
Usage notes
  • The word sake is generally used in constructions of the form "for X's sake" or "for the sake of X", where X is a noun (see the quotations above, for sake of, and for the sake of).
  • Garner's Modern American Usage notes it is common to write an apostrophe rather than apostrophe–ess in this construction when the noun ends in an /s/ or /z/ sound: for appearance' sake, for goodness' sake.
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Etymology 2

Borrowed from Japanese (sake, rice wine; any alcoholic drink), with pronunciation possibly influenced by Okinawan (saki).

Alternative forms

  • saké, saki

Pronunciation

  • enPR: säkā, IPA(key): /sɑːkeɪ/
    • Rhymes: -ɑːkeɪ
  • enPR: säkē, IPA(key): /sɑːki/
    • Rhymes: -ɑːki

Noun

sake (countable and uncountable, plural sakes)

  1. (countable and uncountable) rice wine, a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice
    Synonym: rice wine
Translations

See also

  • awamori
  • shochu

Anagrams

  • Kase, akes, aske, keas, kesa, seak

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • saké, saki

Etymology

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaː.keː/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ke

Noun

sake m (uncountable)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)
    Hypernyms: rijstbier, rijstwijn

Finnish

Etymology

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Noun

sake

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Declension

Anagrams

  • eksa-, seka-

Hausa

Noun

sàkē m (possessed form sàken)

  1. slackness

Indonesian

Etymology

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sa.ke/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ké

Noun

sake (plural sake-sake, first-person possessive sakeku, second-person possessive sakemu, third-person possessive sakenya)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Japanese

Romanization

sake

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さけ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of サケ

Kapampangan

Verb

sake

  1. to board, to embark, to ride

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *saka, from Proto-Germanic *sakō.

Noun

sāke f

  1. case, matter, affair
  2. thing
  3. cause, reason

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: zaak
  • Limburgish: zaak

Further reading

  • “sake”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “sake”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Pali

Alternative forms

Adjective

sake

  1. inflection of saka (one's own):
    1. masculine/neuter locative singular
    2. masculine accusative plural
    3. feminine vocative singular

Polish

Etymology

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.kɛ/

Noun

sake n (indeclinable)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • saquê, saqué

Etymology

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Noun

sake m (plural sakes)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:saquê.


Spanish

Etymology

From Japanese (sake, alcoholic drink).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsake/
  • Homophone: saque

Noun

sake m (plural sakes)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

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