From Middle English servise, from Old French servise (French service), from the verb servir, from Latin servitium (compare Portuguese serviço, Italian servizio, Norman sèrvice, Spanish servicio), from servus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European ("guardian"), possibly from *ser-. Displaced native Old English þeġnung.
Properly, the tree that bears sorb fruit, from Middle English serves, plural of serve, from Old English syrfe, from Vulgar Latin *sorbea, from Latin sorbus. See sorb.
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