servant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French servant, from the present participle of the verb servir.

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Noun[edit]

servant (plural servants)

  1. One who is hired to perform regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. As opposed to a slave.
    There are three servants in the household, the butler and two maids.
  2. One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
    She is quite the humble servant, the poor in this city owe much to her but she expects nothing.

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Verb[edit]

servant (third-person singular simple present servants, present participle servanting, simple past and past participle servanted)

  1. (obsolete) To subject.
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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

servant

  1. Present participle of servir.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French, a substantivized present participle of servir.

Noun[edit]

servant m (plural servants, feminine servante)

  1. servant

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

servant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of servō

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French servant, originally the present participle of servir

Noun[edit]

servant (plural servants)

  1. servant

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

servant m (definite singular servanten, indefinite plural servanter, definite plural servantene)

  1. a washbasin
  2. a sink

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

servant m (definite singular servanten, indefinite plural servantar, definite plural servantane)

  1. a washbasin
  2. a sink

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Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

servant

  1. that serves; that fulfils a role

Etymology 2[edit]

Substantivized present participle of servir.

Noun[edit]

servant m (oblique plural servanz or servantz, nominative singular servanz or servantz, nominative plural servant)

  1. servant (one who serves)
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