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salve

[ sav, sahv ]SEE DEFINITION OF salve

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SALVE

He spoke with the sureness of a man of wealth, confident that money will salve any wound.

And this time the thing he wanted was to get the dervish to rub some of the salve on his other eye.

And he hollered the first thing that "he wanted some of Hall's salve."

His wounded pride demanded a salve to be procured at any cost.

But Gage was endeavoring to salve his smart and conceal his own shame.

"Salve, O Benedicte," joyously cried the fiery-eyed veteran.

Now the salve my mother found for this hurt was one to my especial liking.

Grandmother made a salve that was splendid for burns and cuts.

Mother spread a piece of linen and laid it on and left her some salve.

The mediation of Russia Mr. Gallatin considered a salve to the pride of England.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sealf "healing ointment," from West Germanic *salbo- "oily substance" (cf. Old Saxon salba, Middle Dutch salve, Dutch zalf, Old High German salba, German salbe "ointment"), from PIE *solpa-, from root *selp- "fat, butter" (cf. Greek elpos "fat, oil," Sanskrit sarpis "melted butter"). The figurative sense of "something to soothe wounded pride, etc." is from 1736.

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