Save etymology


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

Etymology of save

Detailed word origin of save

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*solo- Proto-Indo-European (ine) whole, integrate, whole
*solh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
-age English (en) 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)
sauven Middle English (enm)
save English (en) (dated) unless; except (RPG) A saving throw.. (baseball) When a relief pitcher comes into a game leading by 3 points (runs) or less, and his team wins while continually being ahead.. (computing) The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.. (professional wrestling, slang) A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow [...]

Words with the same origin as save

Descendants of *solo-

safe safety sage salvage savior saviour

Descendants of *solh₂-

so soil sol solid