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Saviour

Noun

1 a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29) [syn: Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ, Savior, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverer]
2 a person who rescues you from harm or danger [syn: savior, rescuer, deliverer]

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English

Etymology

From saviour, from sauveour, from salvātor, from salvāre - to save.

Noun

  1. A mainly UK spelling of Savior.

Extensive Definition

Savior or Saviour refers to a person who helps people achieve Salvation, or saves them from something:

Religion

  • In Christian theology, Jesus Christ
  • Honorific title of Hellenistic leaders, see Soter

Film

  • Savior (movie), 1998 film starring Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård and Nastassja Kinski

Music

  • A song by Red Hot Chili Peppers, from their 1999 album Californication
  • A song by VNV Nation, from their 1999 album Empires
  • A song by Norther, from their 2008 album N
  • Saviour (album), a 2002 album by the band Antimatter
  • Saviour (comic), a 1988 comic book published by Trident Comics

Gaming

Organizations

  • The Saviour (Спас), a militant nationalist organization in Russia
Saviour in German: Heiland
Saviour in French: Savior
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