ADAGE
n. m.

Proverbe, sentence populaire. C’est un vieil adage. Ne parler que par adages.

Un adage de droit se dit pour désigner un Principe universellement admis en matière de jurisprudence.

L'Academie francaise. 1935.

Regardez d'autres dictionnaires:

  • Adage — Ad age, n. [F. adage, fr. L. adagium; ad + the root of L. aio I say.] An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb. [1913 Webster] Letting I dare not wait upon I would, Like the poor cat i the adage. Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adage — (n.) 1540s, M.Fr. adage, from L. adagium adage, proverb, apparently from adagio, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + *agi , root of aio I say, from PIE *ag to speak. But Tucker thinks the second element is rather ago …   Etymology dictionary

  • adage — ADAGE. sub. m. Proverbe. Il n est guère d usage qu en plaisanterie, particulièrement dans cette phrase, On dit en commun adage. On dit aussi, D un homme qui affecte un ton sentencieux, Il ne parle que par adages. On appelle Les Adages d Érasme,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • adage — index catchword, maxim, phrase, principle (axiom) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adage — bradage grenadage …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • adage — *saying, saw, proverb, maxim, motto, epigram, aphorism, apothegm …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adage — [n] saying or proverb aphorism, apothegm, axiom, byword, dictum, maxim, motto, precept, saw; concept 276 …   New thesaurus

  • adage — Adage, Adagium, adagij, Adagio, adagionis, Prouerbium …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • adage — ADAGE. s. m. Proverbe. Il n est guere en usage qu en cette phrase. Les Adages d Erasme …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • adage — ► NOUN ▪ a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth. ORIGIN Latin adagium saying , from aio I say …   English terms dictionary

  • adage — [ad′ij] n. [Fr < L adagium, adagio < ad , to + aio, I say < * agyo < IE base * ēg̑ , speak, say] an old saying that has been popularly accepted as a truth SYN. SAYING …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”