Origin of sanguinary
Examples from the Web for sanguinary
They soon reached the saloon with the sanguinary name, and luckily found the contractor.Cattle-Ranch to College|Russell Doubleday
The blazon, with its sanguinary and fabulous beasts, was emblematic of themselves.
By your question you must take me for the same—a sanguinary savage.The Lone Ranche|Captain Mayne Reid
The detective laughingly promised to beware of the sanguinary Mrs. Nelson, and the carpenter went his way.The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
He served subsequently in the cuirassiers, commanded by General Hautpoul, who died in his arms on the sanguinary field of Eylau.
British Dictionary definitions for sanguinary
Word Origin for sanguinary
Word Origin and History for sanguinary
"characterized by slaughter," 1620s, possibly from French sanguinaire, or directly from Latin sanguinarius "pertaining to blood," from sanguis (genitive sanguinis) "blood," of unknown origin. Latin distinguished sanguis, the generic word, from cruor "blood from a wound." The latter word is related to Greek kreas "meat," Sanskrit kravis- "raw flesh," Old English hreaw- "raw" (see raw).