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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
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Etymology

Old English secġan

Verb

Infinitive
to say

Third person singular
says

Simple past
said

Past participle
-

Present participle
saying

to say (third-person singular simple present says, present participle saying, simple past and past participle said)
  1. To pronounce
    Please say your name slowly and clearly.
  2. To recite
    Martha, will you say grace?
  3. To communicate, either verbally or in writing
    He said he would be here tomorrow.
  4. To indicate in a written form
    The sign says it’s 50 kilometres to Paris.
  5. (impersonal) to have a common expression; used in singular passive voice or plural active voice to indicate a rumor or well-known fact
    • 1815, George Gordon Byron, The Hebrew Melodies/They say that Hope is happiness:
      They say that Hope is happiness; But genuine Love must prize the past.
    • 1819, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, page 8:
      It is said, a bargain cannot be set aside upon inadequacy only.
    • 1841, Christopher Marshall, The Knickerbocker (New-York Monthly Magazine), page 379:
      It’s said that fifteen wagon loads of ready-made clothes for the Virginia troops came to, and stay in, town to-night.

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See also

References

  • "say" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

say” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Crimean Tatar

Noun

say

  1. shallow place, island.

Declension

References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]

Vietnamese

Adjective

say

  1. Drunk, inebriated.

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