salvage

[17] The salvage of a ship is etymologically simply a payment made for ‘saving’ it. The word comes via Old French salvage from medieval Latin salvāgium, a derivative of late Latin salvāre ‘save’ (source of English save). The use of English salvage as a 435 sap verb is a comparatively recent development, dating from the 1880s. => SAVE
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   The word was originally used for a payment made to someone who had saved a ship or its cargo. Hence its origin, through French, from Latin salvare, 'to save.' The meaning of the English word then passed to the saved ship or cargo itself.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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