sargento

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French sergent, from Middle French sergent, from Old French sergeant, sergent, serjant, sergient or sergant (sergeant, servant), from Medieval Latin serviēns, servientem (a servant, a vassal, a soldier or an apparitor), from Latin serviēns (serving), present participle of serviō, servīre (to serve or to be a slave to), from servus (a slave, a serf or a servant), perhaps from Etruscan; compare Etruscan proper names 𐌔𐌄𐌓𐌅𐌉 (servi) or 𐌔𐌄𐌓𐌅𐌄 (serve)[1]; or from Proto-Italic *serwo, from Proto-Indo-European *serwoh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sargento m, f (plural sargentos)

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  1. sergeant

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ serve” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish sargente, from Middle French sergent, from Old French sergeant, sergent, serjant, sergient or sergant (sergeant, servant), from Medieval Latin serviēns, servientem (a servant, a vassal, a soldier or an apparitor), from Latin serviēns (serving), present participle of serviō, servīre (to serve or to be a slave to), from servus (a slave, a serf or a servant), perhaps from Etruscan; compare Etruscan proper names 𐌔𐌄𐌓𐌅𐌉 (servi) or 𐌔𐌄𐌓𐌅𐌄 (serve)[1]; or from Proto-Italic *serwo, from Proto-Indo-European *serwoh₂. Doublet of sirviente.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sarˈxento/, [sarˈxẽn̪t̪o]

Noun[edit]

sargento m (plural sargentos, feminine sargenta, feminine plural sargentas)

  1. sergeant

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ serve” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.