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See also: Savior and saviour


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First attested in 1300. From Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvo. Displaced native Old English hǣlend.



savior (plural saviors) (American spelling)

  1. A person who saves someone, rescues another from harm.
  2. (medicine) A child who is born to provide an organ or cell transplant to a sibling who has an otherwise fatal disease (used in combination, with "sibling", "baby", "child", "brother", "sister", etc.)

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sāvior (present infinitive sāviārī, perfect active sāviātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. Alternative form of suāvior


   Conjugation of sāvior (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sāvior sāviāris, sāviāre sāviātur sāviāmur sāviāminī sāviantur
imperfect sāviābar sāviābāris, sāviābāre sāviābātur sāviābāmur sāviābāminī sāviābantur
future sāviābor sāviāberis, sāviābere sāviābitur sāviābimur sāviābiminī sāviābuntur
perfect sāviātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect sāviātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect sāviātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sāvier sāviēris, sāviēre sāviētur sāviēmur sāviēminī sāvientur
imperfect sāviārer sāviārēris, sāviārēre sāviārētur sāviārēmur sāviārēminī sāviārentur
perfect sāviātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect sāviātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sāviāre sāviāminī
future sāviātor sāviātor sāviantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives sāviārī sāviātum esse sāviātūrum esse
participles sāviāns sāviātus sāviātūrus sāviandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
sāviandī sāviandō sāviandum sāviandō sāviātum sāviātū


  • savior in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891