What does salve mean?
Definitions for salve
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ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salvenoun
semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
anything that remedies or heals or soothes
"he needed a salve for his conscience"
salvage, salve, relieve, saveverb
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A glutinous matter applied to wounds and hurts; an emplaster.
Etymology: sealf , Saxon, undoubtedly from salvus, Latin.
Let us hence, my sov’reign, to provide
A salve for any sore that may betide. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Go study salve and treacle; ply
Your tenant’s leg, or his sore eye. John Cleveland.
Sleep is pain’s easiest salve, and doth fulfil
All offices of death, except to kill. John Donne.
The royal sword thus drawn, has cur’d a wound,
For which no other salve could have been found. Edmund Waller.
Though most were sorely wounded, none were slain;
The surgeons soon despoil’d them of their arms,
And some with salves they cure. Dryden.
If they shall excommunicate me, hath the doctrine of meekness any salve for me then? Henry Hammond.
Etymology: salvo, Latin; or from the noun.
Many skilful leeches him abide,
To salve his hurts. Fairy Queen.
It should be to little purpose for them to salve the wound, by making protestations in disgrace of their own actions. Hook.
The which if I perform, and do survive,
I do beseech your majesty may salve
The long grown wounds of my intemperature. William Shakespeare, H. IV.
Some seek to salve their blotted name
With others blot, ’till all do taste of shame. Philip Sidney.
Our mother-tongue, which truly of itself is both full enough for prose, and stately enough for verse, hath long time been counted most bare and barren of both; which default, when as some endeavoured to salve and cure, they patched up the holes with rags from other languages. Edmund Spenser.
Ignorant I am not how this is salved: they do it but after the truth is made manifest. Richard Hooker.
My more particular,
And that which most with you should salve my going,
Is Fulvia’s death. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
The schoolmen were like the astronomers, who, to salve phœnomena, framed to their conceit eccentricks and epicycles; so they, to salve the practice of the church, had devised a great number of strange positions. Francis Bacon.
There must be another state to make up the inequalities of this, and salve all irregular appearances. Francis Atterbury.
This conduct might give Quintus Horatius Flaccus the hint to say, that when was at a loss to bring any difficult matter to an issue, he laid his hero asleep, and this salved all difficulty. William Broome.
That stranger knight in presence came,
And goodly salved them; who nought again
Him answered as courtesy became. Fairy Queen.
A salve is a medical ointment used to soothe the surface of the body.
to say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute
an adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment
a soothing remedy or antidote
to heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound
to heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble; to gloss over
to save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea
Etymology: [See Salvage]
A salve is a medical ointment used to soothe the head or other body surface.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
säv, n. (B.) an ointment: anything to cure sores.—v.t. to heal, help.—ns. Salv′er, a quacksalver, a pretender; Salv′ing, healing, restoration. [A.S. sealf; Ger. salbe, Dut. zalf.]
sal′vē, v.t. (Spens.) to salute.—Salve Regina (R.C.), an antiphonal hymn to the Blessed Virgin said after Lauds and Compline, from Trinity to Advent—from its opening words. [L. salve, God save you, hail! imper. of salvēre, to be well.]
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The numerical value of salve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of salve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of salve in a Sentence
Over the past few years, we've passed the affordability threshold, with the loss of the ability to comfortably use all the amenities that characterize living in a city -- restaurants, retail, bars, all the cultural events that were at your beck and call as a resident of Manhattan -- people are questioning it. Those were the salve on affordability.
Laughter is a salve. It’s the best medicine around. Poet Pablo Neruda called it “the language of the soul.” I know this to be a universal truth because I’ve seen this play out in every culture around the world. People find respite and release in laughter.
Prayer is .... the salve on the wounds of our spirit that we order from God in our moments with Him.
They’ve been using cannabis in poultice and salves for years, my aunt’s grandmother had a marijuana salve they used 60 years ago in Mexico. My goal wasn’t just to put cannabis in a salve, but to create a modern product.
I think that will shed the light most prominently on the issue here for us, the whole basis for listing betamethasone is because it’s injected into a joint and they want you not to inject the joints too close to the race, so the whole substantive basis is out the window if it’s a salve, and it can be proven scientifically and empirically to be the salve.
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Translations for salve
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- مرهم, زبدة, بلسمArabic
- pomada, bàlsam, ungüentCatalan, Valencian
- Balsam, SalbeGerman
- ελαφρύνω, βάλσαμο, αλοιφήGreek
- pomada, bálsamo, ungüentoSpanish
- pelastaa, rauhoittaa, salva, voide, balsamiFinnish
- onguent, pommadeFrench
- צרי, זאַלבמשחהHebrew
- balsamo, unguento, curare, guarire, pomata, salvareItalian
- пена, бальзам, мазьRussian
- мазь, бальзам, пінаUkrainian
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