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Salve

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Pronunciation : Sal"ve
Part of Speech : interj.
Etymology : [L., hail, God save you, imperat. of salvere to be well. Cf. Salvo a volley.]
Definition : Defn: Hail!
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sal"ve ( or )
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute. [Obs.] By this that stranger knight in presence came, And goodly salved them. Spenser.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Salve
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS. sealf ointment; akin to LG. salwe, D. zalve, zalf, OHG. salba, Dan. salve, Sw. salva, Goth. salb to anoint, and probably to Gr. (Hesychius) sapris clarified butter. sq. root155, 291.]
Definition : 1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment. Chaucer.

2. A soothing remedy or antidote. Counsel or consolation we may bring. Salve to thy sores. Milton. Salve bug (Zo?l.), a large, stout isopod crustacean (?ga psora), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, -- used by fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It becomes about two inches in length.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Salve
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [AS. sealfian to anoint. See Salve, n.]
Definition : 1. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial traetment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound. Shak.

2. To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble; to gloss over. But Ebranck salved both their infamies With noble deeds. Spenser. What may we do, then, to salve this seeming inconsistence Milton.

t. [imp. & p. p. Salved; p. pr. & vb. n. Salving.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Salve
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [See Salvage]
Definition : Defn: To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea. [Recent]

t. & i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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