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servant

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French servant, from the present participle of the verb servir.

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NounEdit

servant (plural servants)

  1. One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.
    There are three servants in the household, the butler and two maids.
  2. One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
    She is quite the humble servant, the poor in this city owe much to her but she expects nothing.

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VerbEdit

servant (third-person singular simple present servants, present participle servanting, simple past and past participle servanted)

  1. (obsolete) To subject.
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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

servant

  1. Present participle of servir.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French, a substantivized present participle of servir.

NounEdit

servant m (plural servants, feminine servante)

  1. servant

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

servant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of servō

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French servant, originally the present participle of servir

NounEdit

servant (plural servants)

  1. servant

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

servant m (definite singular servanten, indefinite plural servanter, definite plural servantene)

  1. a washbasin
  2. a sink

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

servant m (definite singular servanten, indefinite plural servantar, definite plural servantane)

  1. a washbasin
  2. a sink

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Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

servant

  1. that serves; that fulfils a role

Etymology 2Edit

Substantivized present participle of servir.

NounEdit

servant m (oblique plural servanz or servantz, nominative singular servanz or servantz, nominative plural servant)

  1. servant (one who serves)
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