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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

save +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

saver (plural savers)

  1. One who saves.
    a saver of souls
    • 2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71:
      Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.
  2. (slang) One who keeps savings more than usual.
    He's a saver and she's a spender; you think the marriage would be doomed but he keeps them from going into bankruptcy and she makes sure they have a lot of fun.

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These words are easily confused with this one:

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LatinEdit

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French saveir, savoir, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre (to know), from Classical Latin sapiō, sapĕre (taste), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (to try, to research).

VerbEdit

saver

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) to know

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) savair
  • (Surmiran) saveir

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Classial Latin sapiō, sapere (taste), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁p- (to try, to research).

VerbEdit

saver

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) to know (how to do something)

VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Classical Latin sapere, present active infinitive of sapiō (taste). Compare Italian sapere.

VerbEdit

saver

  1. (transitive) to know (how to)
  2. (transitive) to be able to; can