sauf

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English[edit]

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sauf

  1. Obsolete form of save.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin salvus.[1] Cognate to Italian salvo and Spanish salvo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sof/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

sauf (feminine singular sauve, masculine plural saufs, feminine plural sauves)

  1. safe (free from harm)

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Preposition[edit]

sauf

  1. except, save
    Tout le monde parle français, sauf moi.
    Everyone speaks French, except me.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert, 2009

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French sauf, from Latin salvus, from Proto-Indo-European *solh₂wós.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sau̯f/, /saːf/, /saf/, /ˈsaːv(ə)/, /ˈsav(ə)/

Adjective[edit]

sauf

  1. Not having experienced harm, damage, or ill effect:
    1. Free from injury or wounding; unaffected by or safe from injury.
    2. Untarnished, undamaged, whole; well-kept
  2. Safe, having security or protection:
    1. Safe, protected, guarded; unable to be harmed or hurt.
    2. Saved, successfully rescued or guarded; having avoided harm.
    3. Religiously undamned or protected; guaranteed to avoid eternal woe.
    4. Undiminished, having full effect or force, legally effective.
  3. Having concern for, with care or respectfulness towards.
  4. (rare) Guaranteed, ensured, effected.
  5. (rare) Well-meaning, kind, having good intentions.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: safe
  • Scots: safe, sauf

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Preposition[edit]

sauf

  1. But, except (for), other than, disregarding, save.

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Conjunction[edit]

sauf

  1. But, rather, on the contrary.
  2. Although, but, nevertheless, however.

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Adverb[edit]

sauf

  1. In a safe or secure manner; safely.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin salvus (safe, well, unharmed, sound, saved, alive), from Proto-Indo-European *solh₂- (integrate, whole).

Adjective[edit]

sauf m

  1. (Jersey) safe