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salve

See also: Salve and salvé

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English sealf, from Proto-Germanic *salbō. Akin to Middle Low German salve (Danish salve), Old High German salba (German Salbe), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌻𐌱𐍉𐌽𐍃 (salbōns) and to Albanian gjalpë (butter).

NounEdit

salve (plural salves)

  1. An ointment, cream, or balm with soothing, healing, or calming effects.
  2. Any thing or action that soothes or heals.
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VerbEdit

salve (third-person singular simple present salves, present participle salving, simple past and past participle salved)

  1. (transitive) To calm or assuage.
  2. To heal by applications or medicaments; to apply salve to.
    • Shakespeare The First Part of King Henry IV:
      I do beseech your majesty . . . salve the long-grown wounds of my intemperance."
  3. To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good.
    • Spenser
      But Ebranck salved both their infamies / With noble deeds.
    • Milton
      What may we do, then, to salve this seeming inconsistence?
  4. To salvage.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin salvare (to save)

VerbEdit

salve (third-person singular simple present salves, present participle salving, simple past and past participle salved)

  1. (obsolete, astronomy) To save (the appearances or the phenomena); to explain (a celestial phenomenon); to account for (the apparent motions of the celestial bodies).
  2. (obsolete) to resolve (a difficulty); to refute (an objection); to harmonize (an apparent contradiction).
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two World Systems
      He which should hold it more rational to make the whole Universe move, and thereby to salve the Earths mobility, is more unreasonable....
  3. (obsolete) To explain away; to mitigate; to excuse

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Etymology 3Edit

Latin

InterjectionEdit

salve

  1. hail; a greeting

VerbEdit

salve (third-person singular simple present salves, present participle salving, simple past and past participle salved)

  1. (transitive) To say "salve" to; to greet; to salute.
    • Spenser
      By this that stranger knight in presence came, / And goodly salved them.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /salvə/, [ˈsalvə]

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German salve, from Old Saxon salva, from Proto-Germanic *salbō (salve, ointment), from Proto-Indo-European *selp- (butter, grease).

NounEdit

salve c (singular definite salven, plural indefinite salver)

  1. ointment (a thick viscous preparation for application to the skin, often containing medication)
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From French salve, from Latin salvē (hail!, welcome!, farewell!).

NounEdit

salve c (singular definite salven, plural indefinite salver)

  1. salvo
  2. volley
  3. burst
  4. tirade
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Low German salven, from Old Saxon salbon, from Proto-Germanic *salbōną (to anoint).

VerbEdit

salve (imperative salv, infinitive at salve, present tense salver, past tense salvede, past participle er/har salvet)

  1. anoint

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

salve f (plural salves)

  1. salvo, volley of shots.
  2. round
    une salve d'applaudissements
    A round of applause

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

salve

  1. feminine plural of salvo

InterjectionEdit

salve!

  1. hello!; hi!; hail!
  2. greetings

NounEdit

salve f

  1. plural form of salva

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Presumably from the verb salveō.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

salvē!

  1. hail!, welcome!, farewell!

Usage notesEdit

  • This is the singular form. When greeting a group, salvēte is used.

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DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin salvē (hail).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

salve!

  1. (poetic) hail! greetings.

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VerbEdit

salve

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of salvar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of salvar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of salvar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of salvar

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin salve.

InterjectionEdit

salve

  1. welcome!, greetings!, cheerio!
  2. so long!, bye-bye!

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

salve

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of salvar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of salvar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of salvar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of salvar.