One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of the nature of an adage; proverbial.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Ralph Venning (c1622–1674), clergyman and ejected minister. From classical Latin adagium + -al, either after Middle French, French † adagial, or after adage, adagy, proverbial.
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