salva-, salv-

(Latin: save; safe)

safe (adjective), safer, safest
1. Unlikely to cause or result in harm, injury, or damage.
2. In a position or situation that offers protection, so that harm, damage, loss, or unwanted tampering is unlikely.
3. Etymology: from "uninjured, unharmed", from Old French sauf, from Latin salvus, "uninjured, healthy, safe", related to salus, "good health", saluber, "healthful".
safely (adverb); more safely, most safely
1. Referring to something that is without risk; using caution.
2. Descriptive of something that is done without the possibility of an injury or of any harm happening.
safety (s) (noun), safeties (pl)
1.A protection from, or not being exposed to, a risk of harm or an injury: "Maggie was assured that the safety of the blender could not cause an electric short."
2. A place or situation where harm, damage, or loss is unlikely.
salvage (verb), salvages; salvaged; salvaging
1. To keep used, damaged, or rejected goods for recycling or for additional use.
2. To provide something of worth or merit from a situation or an event that could otherwise be a failure.
3. To keep a ship, cargo, crew, or other property or goods from destruction or loss.
salvage archaeology, salvage archeology (s) (noun) (no plural)
A branch of ancient times that are devoted to studying artifacts and features on sites which are in danger of being damaged, or destroyed, by development in the form of the construction of dams, buildings, highways, etc.: "Salvage archaeology includes the location, recording (usually through excavation), and collection of archaeological data from a site in advance of highway construction, drainage projects, or urban development."

In the U.S., the first major program of salvage archaeology was undertaken during 1930, ahead of the construction and dam building done by the Tennessee Valley authority."

The rescue, or salvage, archaeologist, is concerned with the retrieval of as much information as possible about the archaeological sites before they are damaged or destroyed.

salvation (s) (noun), salvations (pl)
1. To keep someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation.
2. The act of deliverance from destruction, danger, or a great calamity.
3. In Christianity, the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil by believing in God.
salvational (adjective), more salvational, most salvational
A reference to preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil.
salvationism (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. A rescuing from harm, ruin, or loss.
2. A religious doctrine that emphasizes the deliverance of the soul from sin and its consequences.
salvationist (s) (noun), salvationists (pl)
1. A member of the Salvation Army.
2. Someone who preaches salvation, deliverance from sin, etc., and the means of obtaining it; an evangelist or preacher.
salver (s) (noun), salvers (pl)
1. A tray, especially one which is used for serving food or beverages.
2. Etymology: a "tray," formed in English on the model of "platter", etc., from French salve, "tray used for presenting objects to the king", from Spanish salva, "a testing of food or drink" to test for poison (a procedure known as pre-gustation); hence, a "tray on which food was placed to show that it was safe to eat", from salvar, "to save, to render safe"; from Late Latin salvare.
salvo (s) (noun); salvos, salvoes (pl)
1. The firing of several weapons simultaneously; especially, at a formal military ceremony.
2. A sudden aggressive or vigorous act or a series of actions: "The political pardoning of the convicted criminal provoked a salvo of accusations against the judge."
3. Etymology: an alteration of salva (1591), "a simultaneous discharge of guns" from Italian salva, salue, volley, from Latin salve, "hail!"; literally, "be in good health" from the usual Roman greeting, regarded as the imperative grammatical form of salvere "to be in good health".
save (verb), saves; saved, saving
1. To rescue someone or something from harm or danger.
2. To avoid wasting something or using it unnecessarily.
3. To set something aside, to keep something back, or to protect it so it can be used later.
saver (s) (noun), savers (pl)
1. Something that avoids wasting resources or using them unnecessarily.
2. Someone who keeps money in a financial account or who doesn't spend it very often.
saving (s) (noun), savings (pl)
1. The rescue of someone or something from harm or danger.
2. An amount of time or money that is not spent or used.
3. A particular amount of money that is not spent when someone avoids reduces the payment by buying something at a lower price.
savingly (adverb), more savingly, most savingly
1. In a saving manner; with frugality or parsimony.
2. So as to be finally saved from eternal death.