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A proverb or a saying that sets forth a general truth and which has gained credit through long use. (1)
Word Entries at Word Info: “adage
adage (s) (noun), adages (pl)
1. A traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; a proverb: The village elder used many adages to illustrate his stories about the people who have lived in the area.
2. A saying that sets forth a general truth and which has gained credit through long use: Benjamin Franklin, an historical figure in United States History, often used a simple adage to illustrate his talks; for example, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man (person) healthy, wealthy, and wise."
3. Etymology: formed Latin adagium, "proverb, saying" from ad, "to" + agi, "to say, to speak".
A saying that has had long-term usage.
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