salvage etymology

English word salvage comes from Proto-Indo-European *sor-, and later Latin sylva ((considered to be less correct, proscribed).)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word salvage. Currently you are viewing the etymology of salvage with the meaning: (Noun Verb) (Philippine English) summary execution, extrajudicial killing (Philippine English) To apprehend and execute (a suspected criminal) without trial.. (Philippine English) To perform summary execution.(Philippine English) summary execution, extrajudicial killing (Philippine English) To apprehend and execute (a suspected criminal) without trial.. (Philippine English) To perform summary execution

Detailed word origin of salvage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) red, rosy, pink
*sēl- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to calm, quiet, be favourable
sylva Latin (lat) (considered to be less correct, proscribed).
silvestris Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to a forest or wood. Forested, wooded, overgrown with trees. Rural, wild, living in forests.
sylvaticus Latin (lat)
*salvaticus Late Latin (LL)
salvāticus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
sauvatge Old Provençal (to 1500) (pro) Savage.
salvatge Catalan (cat) Savage Wild; savage.
salvaje Spanish (spa) Savage. Stupid. Wild Savage.
salvage English (eng) (Philippine English) summary execution, extrajudicial killing (Philippine English) To apprehend and execute (a suspected criminal) without trial.. (Philippine English) To perform summary execution.