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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bluotrünstec, bluotrunsec (strongly bleeding), derived from bluotruns (strongly bleeding wound), from bluot (blood) + runs (flow of water), the latter being related with German rinnen (“to run”, of a fluid). Analysable in modern German as Blut (blood) +‎ Runse (bed of a mountain stream) +‎ -ig. The word Runse is restricted to Alpine regions, however, and otherwise widely unknown.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbluːtˌʁʏnstɪç/

AdjectiveEdit

blutrünstig (comparative blutrünstiger, superlative am blutrünstigsten)

  1. (of a person or animal) bloodthirsty (eager for bloodshed)
  2. (of an event) bloodthirsty (involving a lot of bloodshed that is caused by people or animals)
  3. (of a text or film, or its maker) gory; bloodthirsty (relishing in the depiction of bloodshed)

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