400 pxA saw—a tool




  • To cut (something) with a saw.
  • To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.
  • To be cut with a saw.
  • To form or produce (something) by cutting with a saw.
  • Past of see
  • Past participle of see


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  • Image:Crosscut saw.JPG|thumb|right|400 px|A saw—a tool
  • 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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