See also: säven

DanishEdit

NounEdit

saven c

  1. definite singular of sav

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

saven

  1. genitive singular of savi

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

English save + German -en

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛɪ̯vn̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ven

VerbEdit

saven (weak, third-person singular present savt or (proscribed) savet, past tense savte or (proscribed) savete, past participle gesavt or (proscribed) gesavet or (proscribed) gesaved, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial) to save

Usage notesEdit

  • Some (e.g. Duden, Wahrig) prescribe the PPP. gesavt and proscribe gesavet and gesaved.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old French salver, sauver, from Latin salvō, salvāre; equivalent to sauf (safe) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaːvən/, /ˈsau̯vən/

VerbEdit

saven (third-person singular simple present saveth, present participle savynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle saved)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To save (prevent from harm or difficulty):
    1. To rescue from danger or death, or effort.
    2. To protect from danger; to safeguard.
    3. (religion) To deliver from eternal torment.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To preserve or store:
    1. To preserve or maintain; to keep intact.
      • c. 1335-1361, William of Palerne (MS. King's College 13), folio 34, recto, lines 2028-2029; republished as W. W. Skeat, editor, The Romance of William of Palerne[1], London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1867, OCLC 150454844, page 70:
        foꝛ ſoþe ſire quaþ aliſaundrine ⁊ · to ſaue ȝour mensk / i wol ȝou telle tiȝtly · what turn ſche as wꝛouȝt []
        "Truthfully, sir" said Alexandrine, "to save your honour, I'll tell you all about the thing she's done []
    2. To securely keep or lock away (goods or a person)
    3. To save (store away or conserve).
  3. To adhere to a regulation, agreement or dictate.
  4. To heal or better; to improve health, emotions, or morals.
  5. (rare) To recover or get back; to have restored.
  6. (rare) To store or accumulate; to be filled with.
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: save
  • Scots: safe, sauf

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

saven

  1. Alternative form of savyne

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

saven

  1. definite singular of sav.

AnagramsEdit