Sars

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See also: SARS, sårs, and sars

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sars (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Acronym of severe acute respiratory syndrome; also SARS.
    • 2020 April 10, Stephen Buranyi, “The WHO v coronavirus: why it can't handle the pandemic”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The WHO’s response to Sars was considered a huge success. Fewer than 1,000 people worldwide died of the disease, despite it reaching a total of 26 countries.

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sars

  1. plural of Sar

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia; a root noun from the Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to flow).

View of the river
The Sar in Padrón, near its mouth

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sars f sg (genitive Sartis); third declension

  1. A river of Gallaecia, Hispania Tarraconensis, now the Sar

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Sars
Genitive Sartis
Dative Sartī
Accusative Sartem
Ablative Sarte
Vocative Sars

References[edit]

  • Curchin, Leonard A. (2008). "The toponyms of the Roman Galicia: New Study", Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegos, LV (121), pages 109-136.
  • Sars in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • Sars in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette