Salver meaning

sălvər
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A tray for serving food or drinks.
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A tray on which refreshments, letters, visiting cards, etc. are presented.
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One who salves or cures.
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One who pretends to cure; quacksalver.
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One who salves or saves goods, etc. from destruction or loss.
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A tray used to display or serve food.
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Origin of salver

  • Alteration of French salve from Spanish salva tasting of food to detect poison, salver from salvar to save, taste food to detect poison from Late Latin salvāre to save salvage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English *salvere, from Old English *sealfere (“salver, one who anoints"), equivalent to salve +"Ž -er. Cognate with Dutch zalver (“salver"), German Salber (“salver").

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of Spanish salva (“plate, foretasting of viands prior to serving"), from salvar (“to save, taste food for one's master"), from Latin salvō (“save", verb). More at save.

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  • From salve (“to save") +"Ž -er.

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