Inherited from Vulgar Latin sanguem, alteration of Latin sanguinem, accusative of sanguis. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sh₂-én-, oblique stem of *h₁ésh₂r̥ (“blood”). Compare Catalan sang, French sang, Italian and Portuguese sangue, Spanish sangre, Aromanian sãndzi, sãndze.
sânge n (plural sângiuri)
- (uncountable) blood
- (uncountable, figurative) origin
- (uncountable, figurative) breed
- (countable, archaic) murder, killing
- The plural form is archaic and rare nowadays.