Fr.: 1) phrase; 2) sentence
1) Grammar: A grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses
an independent statement, question, request, command, exclamation,
etc., and that typically has a subject as well as a predicate, as in
John is here. or Is John here? (Dictionary.com).
M.E., from O.Fr. sentence "judgment, decision; statement of authority," from L. sententia "thought, opinion; judgment," also "a thought expressed," from sentientem, p.p. of sentire "be of opinion, feel, perceive."
Sahân, related to soxan, → speech and pâsox, → response; Mid.Pers saxwan "speech, word;" O.Pers. θanh- "to declare, say;" Av. səngh- (sanh-) "to declare;" Proto-Ir. *sanh- "to declare, explain;" cf. Skt. śams- "to praise, recite;" L. censere "to estimate, think; decide;" PIE *kens- "to announce, proclaim" (Cheung 2007).