sauvage

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French sauvage, salvage, from Vulgar Latin salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus, from silva (forest).

PronunciationEdit

  • (France) IPA(key): /so.vaʒ/
    • (file)
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /sɔ.vaʒ/

AdjectiveEdit

sauvage (plural sauvages)

  1. wild, untamed

AdjectiveEdit

sauvage (feminine singular sauvagesse, masculine plural sauvages, feminine plural sauvagesses)

  1. (especially Canada, obsolete, offensive) (Louisiana, offensive) Amerindian

NounEdit

sauvage m (plural sauvages, feminine sauvagesse)

  1. (especially Canada, obsolete, offensive, Louisiana) Amerindian
  2. (Louisiana) an Amerindian language.

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

sauvage

  1. Alternative form of savage

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French sauvage, salvage, from Vulgar Latin salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus, from silva (forest).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

sauvage m or f

  1. (Jersey) wild; untamed

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus. Compare Old Occitan sauvatge, salvatge.

AdjectiveEdit

sauvage m (oblique and nominative feminine singular sauvage)

  1. wild; untamed

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: savage, sauvage, saveage, salvage
    • English: savage
    • Scots: savage
  • French: sauvage
  • Norman: sauvage (Jersey)