adage

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ad·age

 (ăd′ĭj)
n.
A saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use. See Synonyms at saying. See Usage Note at redundancy.

[French, from Old French, from Latin adagium.]

adage

(ˈædɪdʒ)
n
a traditional saying that is accepted by many as true or partially true; proverb
[C16: via Old French from Latin adagium; related to āio I say]

ad•age

(ˈæd ɪdʒ)

n.
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.
[1540–50; < French < Latin adagium=ad- ad- + ag-, s. of āio I say + -ium -ium1]
a•da•gi•al (əˈdeɪ dʒi əl) adj.

adage

a maxim, axiom, proverb, or old saying.
See also: Proverbs, Wisdom
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adage - a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"

adage

noun saying, motto, maxim, proverb, dictum, precept, by-word, saw, axiom, aphorism, apophthegm The old adage 'Every baby brings its own love' usually turns out true.

adage

noun
A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true:
Translations
sanonta

adage

[ˈædɪdʒ] Nadagio m, refrán m

adage

[ˈædɪdʒ] (old-fashioned) n (= maxim, saying) → adage m
the adage that ... → l'adage selon lequel ...
the old adage that ... → le vieil adage selon lequel ...ad agency nagence f de publicité

adage

nSprichwort nt

adage

[ˈædɪdʒ] n (old) → adagio, detto
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Di seguito il contesto della citazione erasmiana: 'Effertur et expressius adagium a nonnullis: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], id est In albo lapide alba linea.
Thomas quotes the adagium of Dionysius: "In order to be good, all the relevant factors of an act must be good, while any defect makes the action defective".