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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin servīlis, from servus (slave).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsəɹ.vəl/, /ˈsə(ɹ)v.aɪl/ (US)
  • IPA(key): /ˈsə(ɹ)v.aɪl/ (UK)

AdjectiveEdit

servile (comparative more servile, superlative most servile)

  1. of or pertaining to a slave.
    • Alexander Pope
      Even fortune rules no more, O servile land!
  2. submissive or slavish.
    servile flattery; servile obedience
  3. (grammar) Not belonging to the original root.
    a servile letter
  4. (grammar) Not sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceding vowel, like the e in tune.

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NounEdit

servile (plural serviles)

  1. (grammar) An element which forms no part of the original root.
  2. A slave; a menial.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin servīlis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

servile (plural serviles)

  1. servile, slavish, subservient

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin servīlis.

AdjectiveEdit

servile

  1. servile

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LatinEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Neuter adverbial accusative use of servīlis (servile, slavish).

AdverbEdit

servīle (comparative servīlius, superlative servīlissimē)

  1. (rare) like a slave, slavishly, servilely
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Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

servīle

  1. nominative neuter singular of servīlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of servīlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of servīlis