sauver1 (c.1250)

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sauver1 (c.1250)


[FEW: *11,129a salvare; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  sauver (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
sauvere,  sauviere;  souvere,  sovere, 
pl. sawhueres 661  

The word is unattested in Continental French and does not appear to have been borrowed into English. The etymological link with salvare is uncertain but the word may represent a use of salver1 as substantival infinitive in the sense of ‘item that protects, saves’ or an agent noun deriving from salvator.


1agriculturalprotective pad, plate (at end of axle)
( c.1250; MS: 1307-25 )  on a cart E si outre les moyeaus seent sauvers (M.E. letheren clout)  863
( s.xivin; MS: 1382 )  Cartil, essel et sauvers (M.E. cloutes)  871
( 1377-82 )  le souvere et l'axultre  E101/547/21/7
( s.xvin; MS: s.xv1 )  Et si deins lez moaux sount soverez (M.E. And ȝyf witynne þese navez be cloutez)  64.9
salf  salvable  salvablement  salvacion  salvamunda  salvance  salvatelle  salvegarde  salvegarder  salveisun  salvement#1  salvement#2  salveour  salver#1  salveresse  salveté  sauvenape  sauvernaperoun 
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