serven etymology

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

Detailed word origin of serven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*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).
servio Latin (lat) (with dative) I am a slave to; I serve. (with dative) I am devoted to, subject to.
servir Old French (fro) To serve (act as a servant or a vassal).
serven Middle English (enm) To serve (be loyal and/or submissive to).

Words with the same origin as serven

Descendants of *sor-