The noun from Middle English sawe, sawgh, from Old English saga, sagu, from Proto-Germanic *sagô, *sagō, from Proto-Indo-European *sek-. Cognate with West Frisian seage, Dutch zaag, German Säge, Danish sav, Swedish såg, Icelandic sög, and through Indo-European, with Latin secō and Italian sega.
The verb from Middle English sawen, from the noun above.
From Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu, saga, from Proto-West Germanic *sagā, from Proto-Germanic *sagō, *sagǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷe-, *skʷē-, from *sekʷ-. Cognate with Dutch sage ("saga"), German Sage ("legend, saga, tale, fable"), Danish sagn ("legend"), Norwegian soga ("story"), Icelandic saga ("story, tale, history"). More at saga, say. saga.
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