Word of the Day: Savior
sav-ior / sāv-yər
1. someone who saves others from danger or evil
My first true love : singing – Its been the savior of many poor boy, and God I know I’m one.
Eric Burdon, 1941 –
2. Savior, in Christianity, Jesus Christ
As the grace grows nearer my theology is growing strangely simple, and it begins and ends with Christ as the only Savior of the lost.
Henry Benjamin Whipple, 1822 – 1901
Through the Middle English noun saveour (savior) taken from Middle French and derived from the Late Latin masculine noun salvator, salvatoris of the same meaning, which is derived from a combination of the Latin verb salvo, salvare, salvavi, salvatum (save) and the Latin masculine-noun-forming suffix -tor, -toris indicating an agent or doer of the verb’s action.
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.