sauce


sauce
[14] Sauce is one of a range of English words (others include salad, salary, and sausage) that go back ultimately to Latin sāl ‘salt’ (a relative of English salt). From it was formed the adjective salsus ‘salted’, whose feminine form salsa was used in Vulgar Latin for a ‘brine dressing or pickle’. This later evolved into Italian and Spanish salsa ‘sauce’ (the latter adopted into English as salsa [20]) and French sauce, from which English gets sauce. The derivative saucy ‘cheeky’ no doubt arose from the ‘piquancy’ or ‘tartness’ of sauces. Saucer [14] originally meant ‘sauceboat’, and was borrowed from Old French saussier, a derivative of sauce. The modern application to a ‘dish for a cup’ did not evolve until the 18th century. => SALT, SAUCER

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • sauce — [ sos ] n. f. • 1450; salse v. 1170; var. sause, sausse « eau salée » v. 1138; lat. pop. ° salsa « chose salée », class. salsus « salé » I ♦ 1 ♦ Préparation liquide ou onctueuse, formée d éléments gras et aromatiques plus ou moins liés et étendus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • saucé — sauce [ sos ] n. f. • 1450; salse v. 1170; var. sause, sausse « eau salée » v. 1138; lat. pop. ° salsa « chose salée », class. salsus « salé » I ♦ 1 ♦ Préparation liquide ou onctueuse, formée d éléments gras et aromatiques plus ou moins liés et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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