sans

[ sanz; French sahn ]
/ sænz; French sɑ̃ /

preposition

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Origin of sans

1275–1325; Middle English <Old French sans, earlier sens,seinz a conflation of Latin sine without, and absentiā in the absence of, ablative of absentiaabsence

Definition for sans (2 of 2)

Sans.

Sanskrit.
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British Dictionary definitions for sans (1 of 2)

sans
/ (sænz) /

preposition

an archaic word for without

Word Origin for sans

C13: from Old French sanz, from Latin sine without, but probably also influenced by Latin absentiā in the absence of

British Dictionary definitions for sans (2 of 2)

Sans.

Sansk.


abbreviation for

Sanskrit
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