slaver

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English slaveren, from Old Norse slafra (to slaver), probably imitative. Doublet of slabber.

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slaver (third-person singular simple present slavers, present participle slavering, simple past and past participle slavered)

  1. (intransitive) To drool saliva from the mouth; to slobber.
  2. (intransitive) To fawn.
  3. (transitive) To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth.
  4. To be besmeared with saliva.
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Noun[edit]

slaver (uncountable)

  1. Saliva running from the mouth; drool.

Etymology 2[edit]

From slave (enslave, traffic in slaves) +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

slaver (plural slavers)

  1. A person engaged in the slave trade; a person who buys, sells, or owns slaves.
    • 2013, John Christgau, Incident at the Otterville Station: A Civil War Story of Slavery and Rescue, U of Nebraska Press (→ISBN), page 25:
      The continued fight between abolitionists and slavers in Missouri caused slave owners to refuge slaves to the Confederate interior. But some Union forces that made salients into rebel territory insisted that the slaves were “contraband”  []
  2. A white slaver, who sells prostitutes into illegal 'sex slavery'.
  3. (nautical) A ship used to transport slaves.
    • 1887, Mrs. Dominic D. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 14:
      The Gulnare was a fast sailer, built for a slaver originally[.]
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References[edit]

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “slaver”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Via Medieval Latin Sclavus and Byzantine Greek Σκλάβος (Sklábos) from Proto-Slavic *slověninъ. Compare also English Slav and German Slawe. The Medieval Latin word was also used for “slave” (cf. Danish slave).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈslæˀʋɐ], [ˈslæwˀɐ]

Noun[edit]

slaver c

  1. Slav

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈslæːʋɐ], [ˈslæːwɐ]

Noun[edit]

slaver c

  1. indefinite plural of slave

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈslæːʋɐ], [ˈslæːwɐ]

Verb[edit]

slaver

  1. present of slave

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

slaver m pl

  1. indefinite masculine plural of slave

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

slaver

  1. indefinite plural of slav.

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