See also: șfanț

RomanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier svânt, a blend of sânt +‎ svent, both of them meaning "saint".

sânt is inherited from Latin sanctus and is still in use in some rural areas. Compare Aromanian sãntu.

svent is borrowed from Old Church Slavonic свѧтъ (svętŭ) and is now obsolete.

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AdjectiveEdit

sfânt m or n (feminine singular sfântă, masculine plural sfinți, feminine and neuter plural sfinte)

  1. holy, sacred; saintly

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NounEdit

sfânt m (plural sfinți, feminine equivalent sfântă)

  1. saint

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