Other Word Forms of Sausage
Origin of Sausage
From late Middle English sausige, from Anglo-Norman saussiche (compare Jèrriais saûciche), from Late Latin salsÄ«cia (compare Spanish salchicha, Italian salsiccia), neuter plural of salsÄ«cius (“seasoned with salt"), derivative of Latin salsus (“salted"), from sal (“salt"). More at salt.
Middle English sausige from Anglo-Norman sausiche from Vulgar Latin salsīcia from Late Latin neuter pl. of salsīcius prepared by salting from salsus salted sauce
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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