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First published 2000 (DOST Vol. VIII).

Sage, n.2 Also: seage. [ME and e.m.E. sage (14th c.), saugys pl. (c1440), OF sage (1080 in Larousse. Cf. Sage adj.] A sage, a man of great wisdom; one of the ‘seven sages of Rome’ of mediaeval romance. a1500 Seven S. title.
Heir begynnis the buke of the sevyne sagis
Ib. 38.
Than rais the secound sage full raith
Ib. 20, etc. c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii 968.
I haif bene … at the seuin seages of sapience
Id. Seven S. title-page.
The seuin seages … with ane louing and laude to euerie doctour efter his awin tale
a1570-86 Maitl. F. 421/84.
Quhen syt and sorrow seimis superlatiwe Sagis suld seim leist sucius and sorie

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