Sake
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Sake
See also: Sake, saké, sak?, and sa kê

English

Etymology 1

From Middle English sake ("sake, cause"), from Old English sacu ("cause, lawsuit, legal action, complaint, issue, dispute"), from Proto-Germanic *sak? ("affair, thing, charge, accusation, matter"), from Proto-Indo-European *seh?g- ("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 (sakj?, "dispute, argument"), Old English s?cn ("inquiry, prosecution"), Old English s?can ("to seek"). More at soke, soken, seek.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: s?k, IPA(key): /se?k/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -e?k

Noun

sake (plural sakes)

  1. cause, interest or account
    For the sake of argument
  2. purpose or end; reason
    For old times' sake
  3. the benefit or regard of someone or something
    • 1897, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity[1]:
      When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.
    • 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

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

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

sake (countable and uncountable, plural sakes)

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

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Japanese ? (sake, "alcoholic drink").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'sa:.ke:/
  • (file)
  • 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

Inflection of sake (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative sake saket
genitive saken sakejen
partitive sakea sakeja
illative sakeen sakeihin
singular plural
nominative sake saket
accusative nom. sake saket
gen. saken
genitive saken sakejen
sakeinrare
partitive sakea sakeja
inessive sakessa sakeissa
elative sakesta sakeista
illative sakeen sakeihin
adessive sakella sakeilla
ablative sakelta sakeilta
allative sakelle sakeille
essive sakena sakeina
translative sakeksi sakeiksi
instructive sakein
abessive saketta sakeitta
comitative sakeineen

Anagrams


Hausa

Noun

sàk? m (possessed form sàken)

  1. slackness

Indonesian

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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. R?maji transcription of
  2. R?maji transcription of

Kapampangan

Verb

sake

  1. to board, to embark, to ride

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *saka, from Proto-Germanic *sak?.

Noun

s?ke 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

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "sake", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN


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

Noun

sake n (indeclinable)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

Portuguese

Alternative forms

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

Noun

sake m (plural sakes)

  1. sake (Japanese rice wine)

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