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English word salary comes from Latin salem, and later Latin salarius (A dealer in salted fish. Of or pertaining to salt.).

Salary etymology ?

Salary detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salem Latin (lat)
salarius Latin (lat) A dealer in salted fish. Of or pertaining to salt.
salarium Latin (lat) A meal. A salary, stipend, allowance, pension; originally money given to soldiers with which to buy salt.
salaire Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Salary (fixed amount of money paid to a worker per month, per year, etc.).
salarie Anglo-Norman (xno)
salarie Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
salary English (eng) (obsolete) saline A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually calculated on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy. To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.