- wise, discerning, judicious, etc.
- showing wisdom and good judgment: a sage comment
- Obs. grave or solemn
Origin of sageOld French from Vulgar Latin an unverified form sapius from Classical Latin sapiens, wise, origin, originally present participle of sapere, to know, taste from Indo-European base an unverified form sap-, to taste from source Old Norse safi, sap, sefi, mind