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German

Etymology

The greeting evolved from the commoners’ greeting (said to lords) servus humillimus (Domine spectabilis), meaning your humble servant, my noble Lord. No subservience is implied in modern use.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈzɛrvus/

Interjection

servus

  1. hello, hi
  2. goodbye, bye
  3. (toast) cheers

Latin

Noun

servus (genitive servī); m, second declension

  1. a servant
  2. a serf
  3. a slave

Inflection

Second declension (2).

Number Singular Plural
nominative servus servī
genitive servī servōrum
dative servō servīs
accusative servum servōs
ablative servō servīs
vocative serve servī

Derived terms

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Romanian

Interjection

servus

  1. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) see you (later)!

Slovak

Etymology

The greeting evolved by the commoners greeting their lords with the words servus humillimus, Domine spectabilis, meaning your humble servant, my noble Lord. No subservience is implied in its modern use.

Interjection

servus

  1. hello
  2. hi
  3. howdy

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