Sake Definition

sāk
noun
Purpose or reason; motive; cause.
For the sake of harmony.
Webster's New World
Advantage; behalf; benefit.
For my sake.
Webster's New World
Personal benefit or interest; welfare.
For her own sake.
American Heritage
A Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice and usually warmed for serving.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sake

Noun

Singular:
sake
Plural:
sakes

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Origin of Sake

  • From Middle English sake (“sake, cause"), from Old English sacu (“cause, lawsuit, legal action, complaint, issue, dispute"), from Proto-Germanic *sakō (“affair, thing, charge, accusation, matter"), from Proto-Indo-European *sag- (“to investigate"). Akin to West Frisian saak, Low German sake, Dutch zaak "cause, thing", German Sache "thing, legal cause", Danish sag, Swedish sak, Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌺𐌾𐍉 (sakjo, “dispute, argument"), Old English sōcn (“inquiry, prosecution"), Old English sÄ“can (“to seek"). More at soke, soken, seek.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English lawsuit, guilt from Old English sacu sāg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese é…’ (さけ, sake), any alcoholic drink.

    From Wiktionary

  • Japanese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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