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savior

[seyv-yer] /ˈseɪv yər/
noun
1.
a person who saves, rescues, or delivers:
the savior of the country.
2.
(initial capital letter) a title of God, especially of Christ.
3.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. an epithet of Artemis.
Also, saviour.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English saveour, sauveur < Old French sauvëour < Late Latin salvātor, equivalent to Latin salvā(re) to save1 + -tor -tor
Related forms
saviorhood, saviorship, noun
undersavior, noun
Can be confused
savior, savor, savory.
Usage note
See -or1.
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Word Origin and History for savior ship
savior
c.1300, "one who delivers or rescues from peril," also a title of Jesus Christ, from O.Fr. sauveour, from L.L. salvatorem (nom. salvator) "a saver, preserver" (cf. Sp. salvador, It. salvatore), from salvatus, pp. of salvare "to save" (see save (v.)). In Christian sense, translation of Gk. soter "savior." Replaced O.E. hælend "healer."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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