servant etymology

Middle English word servant comes from Proto-Indo-European *ser-wo-, and later Latin servitium (Slavery, servitude. Slaves (collectively).)

Detailed word origin of servant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ser-wo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
servus Latin (lat) (of lands, buildings) subject or liable to servitude. Slavish, servile A serf. A servant. A slave.
servitium Latin (lat) Slavery, servitude. Slaves (collectively).
servire Latin (lat)
servir Old French (fro) To serve (act as a servant or a vassal).
servant Old French (fro) That serves; that fulfils a role Servant (one who serves).
servant Middle English (enm) Servant.

Words with the same origin as servant

Descendants of *ser-wo-
deseert desert sergant sergeaunt serjaunt serjawnt serjent serven servise servitour