salvage etymology

English word salvage comes from English -age, Proto-Indo-European *solo-, Proto-Indo-European *solh₂-

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Detailed word origin of salvage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
*solo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) whole, integrate, whole
*solh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
salvare Latin (lat)
salvare Late Latin (LL)
salver Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
salvage English (eng) (transitive) Of discarded goods, to put to use.. (transitive) Of property, people or situations at risk, to rescue.. (transitive) To make new or restore for the use of being saved. Anything that has been put to good use that would otherwise have been wasted.. Damaged.. The compensation paid to the rescuers.. The rescue of a ship, its crew or its cargo from a hazardous situation.. The ship, [...]

Words with the same origin as salvage

Descendants of -age
average footage leverage luggage mileage orphanage package save sewage shortage storage teenage underage voltage wreckage
Descendants of *solo-
safe safeguard safety sage salute saving savior saviour
Descendants of *solh₂-
so soil sol sold sole solid xu