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sake

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
Oscar Wilde
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See also Sake, saké, and sa kê

English

Etymology 1

Old English sacu, from Germanic *sako. Cognate with Danish sag, Dutch zaak, German Sache, 𐍃𐌰𐌺𐌾𐍉 (sakjo), dispute, argument), Swedish sak.

Pronunciation

Noun

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sake

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  1. 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,
  2. (obsolete except in phrases) Contention, strife; guilt, sin, accusation or charge.
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Etymology 2

Japanese (sake), any alcoholic drink.

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Noun

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

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

Noun

sake (hiragana さけ)

  1. : sake, alcohol-based beverage

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

sákè

Noun

sake (hiragana さけ)

  1. : salmon

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