Meaning of servus in English:

servus

exclamation

  • Used in Austria and Bavaria as a greeting or farewell, or to invite the person addressed to place an order (as for food or drink).

    Chiefly in representations of German speech.

Pronunciation

servus

/ˈzɛːvʊs/ /ˈsɛːvʊs/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From German regional (Austria, Bavaria) servus from classical Latin servus servant.