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- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: sălʹvō, IPA(key): /ˈsælvəʊ/
- (General American) enPR: sălʹvō, IPA(key): /ˈsælvoʊ/
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From Latin salvo, ablative of salvus, the past participle of salvāre (“to save, to reserve”), either from salvo jure literally 'the right being reserved', or from salvo errore et omissone 'reserving error and omission'.
salvo (plural salvos)
- An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
- They admit many salvos, cautions, and reservations. --Eikon Basilike.
- 2006 MetaFilter community weblog Britannica's issued a salvo against Nature's famous "Wikipedia and the EB are comparably error-strewn" analysis.
A 1719 alteration of salva (1591) "simultaneous discharge of guns," from Latin salva (“salute, volley”) (compare salve, also from Italian), from Latin salve (“hail”), imperative of salvere: "be in good health!," the usual Roman greeting, regarded as imperative of salvere "to be in good health,"
salvo (plural salvos)
- (military) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
- By extension, any volley, as in an argument or debate.
2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
- It was an impressive opening salvo from the Baggies, especially for a side that have made a poor beginning to what has been an admittedly tough start to their campaign.
- A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.
- first-person singular present indicative form of salvar
From Latin, see above
- salvo, series of shots
- salvo, reservation
salvo (plural salvi)
- (out of danger): salvato, fuori pericolo, al sicuro da
- (whole, intact): intatto, indenne, non danneggiato
salvo m (plural salvi)
- first-person singular present indicative of salvare
- ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951
From salvus (“safe”).
This term is not found in Classical Latin, which uses servo instead.
- salvo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
- save in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911