verb (used with object), salved, salv·ing.
- salvation army,
- salvation jane,
- salvator rosa,
- salve regina,
- salvemini, gaetano,
Origin of salve1
verb (used with or without object), salved, salv·ing.
Origin of salve2
Origin of salve3
Examples from the Web for salve
Its readership expands in times when more of us need its particular brand of salve.What the Forward Prize Doesn’t Recognize About Poets|Mandy Kahn|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His only salve has been counting down the days until graduation.
Then came remedies: the powder, the salve, the wondrous elixir.New Study Says Doctors Can’t “Just Say No” to Their Patients|Kent Sepkowitz|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Anything that tries to solve an issue in Northern Ireland, to put a salve on it, tends to enflame the situation,” he said.Belfast in Chaos After Days of Protestant Rioting, Police Injuries|Nico Hines|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In France, we are supposed to salve our consciences with the knowledge that draft horses are raised to be eaten.
You will forgive him, I say, and he will give you something in the shape of a—salve for your wounds.The Tithe-Proctor|William Carleton
Bring hither the salve, says he, and give her a plentiful draught of my cordial.The History of John Bull|John Arbuthnot
Shūzen's experience, however, noted past profit as salve to annoyance.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)|James S. De Benneville
For what have all previous generations laboured, legislating, studying to salve human ills?Eighteen Months in the War Zone|Kate John Finzi
We used the grease of the pig as a salve, and made him a pair of moccasins out of an old shirt and the tail of his blouse.The Bright Side of Prison Life|Samuel A. Swiggett
Word Origin for salve
Word Origin for salve
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.
Old English sealfian "anoint (a wound) with salve," from Proto-Germanic *salbojanan (cf. Dutch zalven, German salben, Gothic salbon "to anoint"), from the root of salve (n.). Figurative use from c.1200. Related: Salved; salving.
"to save from loss at sea," 1706, back-formation from salvage (n.) or salvable. Related: Salved; salving.