See also: SARS, sårs, and sars


Etymology 1Edit


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 2Edit

Proper nounEdit


  1. plural of Sar




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


Proper nounEdit

Sars f sg (genitive Sartis); third declension

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


Third-declension noun, singular only.

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


  • 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