sant

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See also: Sant, sânt, sänt, sånt, șanț, and sant'

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan sant, from Latin sānctus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sant m (plural sants, feminine santa)

  1. saint (a person whom a church or another religious group has officially recognised as especially holy or godly)
    • 1994, Les Festes dels sants. Material per a la celebració, Centre de Pasoral Litúrgica (publ.), page 8.
      Honorar els sants és, per tant, honorar Crist.
      Honoring the saints is, therefore, honoring Christ.

Adjective[edit]

sant (feminine santa, masculine plural sants, feminine plural santes)

  1. holy; saintly

Further reading[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sānctus.

Adjective[edit]

sant m (feminine sante)

  1. holy, sacred

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

sant m (plural sants)

  1. saint

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French centre (centre)

Noun[edit]

sant

  1. centre

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sant

  1. scent

Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sānctus.

Adjective[edit]

sant m (feminine singular santa, masculine plural sanc, feminine plural santes)

  1. sacred

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sant

  1. neuter singular of sann

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sant

  1. neuter singular of sann

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan sant, from Latin sānctus.

Adjective[edit]

sant m (feminine singular santa, masculine plural sants, feminine plural santas)

  1. holy; sacred

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *samdaz, whence also Old Saxon sand, Old Dutch sant, Old English sand, Old Norse sandr. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sámh₂dʰos.

Noun[edit]

sant n

  1. sand

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: sant; sampt, sambt

Old Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sānctus

Noun[edit]

sant m (oblique plural sants, nominative singular sants, nominative plural sant)

  1. a saint

Adjective[edit]

sant m (feminine singular santa, masculine plural sants, feminine plural santas)

  1. sacred; holy

Descendants[edit]


Old Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sant m (plural santos)

  1. Apocopic form of santo.
    • c. 1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 1v.
      en ebrȯ regno dḋ. ij. ȧnos. ebrȯ a agora nȯbre ſȧt abraam.
      David ruled over Hebron for two years. Hebron now has the name Saint Abraham.

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sant

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of sann.

Anagrams[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sānctus

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sant m (plural saint or seintiau)

  1. male saint

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural form saint is now only used to refer to living people.
  • When used as a title, sant comes before the name of a male saint, e.g. Sant Luc (Saint Luke), but can come after the names of certain Celtic saints, e.g. Dewi Sant (Saint David). For the titles of female saints, santes is used, often preceded by the definite article y, e.g. y Santes Fair (Saint Mary). The variations san and sain are also found occasionally, often in place names, e.g. Llansanffraid, Sain Ffagan (St Fagans).

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “sant”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies