Word and Phrase Origins
Republican Party

Origin of the word 'slave'?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2008-06-03 23:31:25
2008-06-03 23:31:25

Slave originates from Middle English: shortening of Old French esclave, equivalent of medieval Latin sciava(feminine) 'Slavic (captive).'

User Avatar

Related Questions

The origin in uncertain, there is a theory that the word came from Africa to America with the slave trade.

Could be Czech in origin. It means worker, or slave in that language.

From the Czech word 'robotnik' meaning a slave, this derived from an earlier Czechecclesiastical word 'raba' meaning servitude

Liberal is a Latin word that means "pertaining to a free person." The antonym of liberal is servile, "pertaining to a slave."

"Family" is from the Latin word familia, which means "family; household" and, originally, "slaves of the household". The word for an individual slave was famulus for a male, famula for a female.

the origin is where the word came from but the specific origin of the word ballot is latin root word.

what is the word origin for incredulous

The Latin word for slave is... 'servus'.

The word "origin" is derived from the French word "origin" and the Latin word "originem," both of which mean, beginning, descent, birth, and rise.

There is no such word as diaster and so no origin word.

The word 'slave' is a root for words such as enslavement and slaveholder.

What is the origin of the word govern?

where was the word colonel origin

What is the origin of the word kitchen

The word slave has one syllable.

Another word for slave is servant.

The origin of the word rebellion is Latin.

what is the origin of the word nincompoop or ninkumpoop

The origin of the word 'lychee' is Chinese.

the origin of the word corridor is England.

the origin of the word stomach : greek

The origin of the word data is Latin ....

The origin of the word chivalry comes from the word chevalerie which is old French so the origin of the word is old French.

i think the origin of the word paragraph is greek?

the origin of the word bucket is bu-cket

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.