Cisnormative vs Sage - What's the difference?

cisnormative | sage |

As an adjective cisnormative

is (lgbt|neologism) of or pertaining to cisnormativity.

As a verb sage is

first-person singular indicative present form of .




(en adjective)
  • (LGBT, neologism) Of or pertaining to cisnormativity.
  • * 2009 , Greta R. Bauer, Rebecca Hammond, Robb Travers, Matthias Kaay, Karin M. Hohenadel, & Michelle Boyce, " 'I Don't Think This Is Theoretical; This Is Our Lives': How Erasure Impacts Health Care for Transgender People", Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care , Volume 20, Issue 5, September-October 2009, page 353:
  • This erasure reflects the priorities, biases, and oversights of writers and publishers who function in a cisnormative system, one in which people are assumed to be cissexual.
  • * 2012 , Jen Roberton & Emily Milton, " Cisnormative assumptions and queer sex", The Strand (Victoria University), Volume 55, Issue 5, 29 October 2012, page 4:
  • Cisnormative assumptions are tied in with discourses surrounding HIV and STIs.
  • * 2013 , Bailey Dineen, " My Queer Rage", The Cornell Daily Sun (Cornell University), Volume 130, Number 34, 11 October 2013, page 7:
  • In a cisnormative world, I could not comprehend the humiliation I felt, at eight years old, when I received a “girl” bike for Christmas, because everything around me reflected the experiences of people for whom the color of their bike somehow aligned with their genitalia.
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  • Coordinate terms

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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) sage (11th century), from . The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece .


  • Wise.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All you sage counsellors, hence!
  • * Milton
  • commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
  • (obsolete) grave; serious; solemn
  • * Milton
  • [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.
    * sagacious


    (en noun)
  • A wise person or spiritual teacher; a man or woman of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.
  • * 1748 , (David Hume), Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral , London: Oxford University Press (1973), § 34:
  • We aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage .
    * deep thinker, egghead, intellectual, pundit
    Derived terms
    * sagely * sageness * sage on the stage * Seven Sages

    See also

    * rishi * maharishi

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sauge, from (etyl) salvia, from , see safe .


  • The plant Salvia officinalis and savory spice produced from it; also planted for ornamental purposes.
  • Synonyms
    * (herb) ramona
    Derived terms
    * sagebush * Sage Derby * sage dog * sage green * sage grouse * sage tea * sage thrasher * wood sage
    See also
    * salvia

    Etymology 3



    (en interjection)
  • (Internet slang)
  • Verb

  • (Internet slang) The act of using the word or option sage in the email field or a checkbox of an imageboard when posting a reply
  • Usage notes

    * This word is specific to imageboards. The original purpose of sage is to not bump a thread if one deems one's own post to be of little value.