servir etymology

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

Detailed word origin of servir

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).
servire Latin (lat)
servir Old French (fro) To serve (act as a servant or a vassal).
servir Middle French (frm) To serve (act as a servant or a vassal).
servir French (fra) (reflexive) to help oneself, to serve oneself. (reflexive, with de) to use, make use of. (sports) to serve (start a point with service). (sports) to set up (pass to, in order to give a scoring chance). (with à) to be useful for someone, to be of use, come in handy.. To be used for. To serve (to bring a meal to someone).

Words with the same origin as servir

Descendants of *sor-
sorbe sorbier