sauvage

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sauvage, salvage, from Vulgar Latin salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus, from silva (forest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sauvage (plural sauvages)

  1. wild, untamed

Adjective[edit]

sauvage (feminine singular sauvagesse, masculine plural sauvages, feminine plural sauvagesses)

  1. (especially Canada, obsolete, offensive) (Louisiana, offensive) Amerindian

Noun[edit]

sauvage m (plural sauvages, feminine sauvagesse)

  1. (especially Canada, obsolete, offensive) (Louisiana, offensive) Amerindian

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sauvage, salvage, from Vulgar Latin salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus, from silva (forest).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

sauvage m, f

  1. (Jersey) wild; untamed

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus. Compare Old Occitan sauvatge, salvatge.

Adjective[edit]

sauvage m (oblique and nominative feminine singular sauvage)

  1. wild; untamed

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