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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English serf, from Old French serf, from Latin servus (slave, serf, servant), perhaps of Etruscan origin

 
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NounEdit

serf (plural serfs)

  1. A partially free peasant of a low hereditary class, slavishly attached to the land owned by a feudal lord and required to perform labour, enjoying minimal legal or customary rights.
  2. A similar agricultural labourer in 18th and 19th century Europe.
  3. (strategy games) A worker unit.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch serf, from Old French serf, from Latin servus.

NounEdit

serf m (plural serven, diminutive serfje n)

  1. A serf, semifree peasant obliged to remain on the lord's land and to perform extensive chores for him

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French serf, from Old French serf, from Latin servus (slave, serf, servant), from Proto-Indo-European *ser-wo- (guardian), or perhaps of Etruscan origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

serf m (plural serfs, feminine serve)

  1. A serf, semifree peasant obliged to remain on the lord's land and to perform extensive chores for him

AdjectiveEdit

serf (feminine singular serve, masculine plural serfs, feminine plural serves)

  1. being or like a serf, semifree

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Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French cerf.

NounEdit

serf

  1. deer

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French serf.

NounEdit

serf m (plural serfs)

  1. serf (semifree peasant)

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Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin servus.

NounEdit

serf m (oblique plural sers, nominative singular sers, nominative plural serf)

  1. serf (semifree peasant)
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Etymology 2Edit

See servir

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serf

  1. first-person singular present indicative of servir

Seychellois CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French cerf

NounEdit

serf

  1. deer

ReferenceEdit

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français