sauver etymology

French word sauver comes from Proto-Indo-European *solo-, Proto-Indo-European *solh₂-, English -age, Late Latin salvāre, and later Old French salvar ((9th century).)

Detailed word origin of sauver

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*solo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*solh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-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.
salvāre Late Latin (LL)
salus, salutem Latin (lat) Greeting, salutation. Health, well-being, welfare. Safety; security. Salvation, deliverance.
salvare Late Latin (LL)
salvar Old French (fro) (9th century).
sover Old French (fro)
saulver Middle French (frm) To save; to rescue; to protect.
sauver French (fra) (computing) to save. (pronominal) to escape, run away. To save, rescue; to protect.

Words with the same origin as sauver

Descendants of *solo-
salubre saluer salut salutaire salvateur sauf sauge sauvable sauveur
Descendants of *solh₂-
Solange aérosol insouciamment insouciant seuil sol soldat solde solennel solennité solfier solide sollicitation solliciter sollicitude sou soucier
Descendants of -age
avarie parage