follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for savior-hood

savior

n.

c.1300, "one who delivers or rescues from peril," also a title of Jesus Christ, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvatorem (nominative salvator) "a saver, preserver" (cf. Spanish salvador, Italian salvatore), from salvatus, past participle of salvare "to save" (see save (v.)). In Christian sense, a translation of Greek soter "savior." Replaced Old English hælend, literally "healing," noun use of present participle of hælan (see heal).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for savior

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for savior

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with savior-hood