Ad"age (#), n. [F. adage, fr. L. adagium; ad + the root of L. aio I say.]

An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.

Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would," Like the poor cat i' the adage. Shak.

Syn. -- Axiom; maxim; aphorism; proverb; saying; saw; apothegm. See Axiom.


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