sager

Sage \Sage\, a. [Compar. {Sager}; superl. {Sagest}.] [F., fr. L. sapius (only in nesapius unwise, foolish), fr. sapere to be wise; perhaps akin to E. sap. Cf. {Savor}, {Sapient}, {Insipid}.] 1. Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious. [1913 Webster] All you sage counselors, hence! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose. [1913 Webster] Commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counseled the general to retreat. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Grave; serious; solemn. [R.] ``[Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Wise; sagacious; sapient; grave; prudent; judicious. [1913 Webster]