salvus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *solh₂wós, from *solh₂- (whole) + *-wós (whence Latin -vus; for a similar semantic development see wholesome).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

salvus (feminine salva, neuter salvum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. safe, well, unharmed, unscathed, sound, saved, healthy, wholesome.
    Hanc rem publicam salvam esse volumus.
    We wish this republic to be safe.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative salvus salva salvum salvī salvae salva
Genitive salvī salvae salvī salvōrum salvārum salvōrum
Dative salvō salvō salvīs
Accusative salvum salvam salvum salvōs salvās salva
Ablative salvō salvā salvō salvīs
Vocative salve salva salvum salvī salvae salva

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: salv
  • English: safe
  • French: sauf
  • Friulian: salf, salv

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