Variant of sage
- wise, discerning, judicious, etc.
- showing wisdom and good judgment: a sage comment
- Obsolete 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
a very wise person; esp., an elderly man, widely respected for his wisdom, experience, and judgment