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