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(窒扶斯)
 
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EtymologyEdit

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 窒扶斯 (chifusu, typhus), from German Typhus.

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NounEdit

窒扶斯

  1. (medicine, dated) typhus; typhoid fever

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Kanji in this term

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For pronunciation and definitions of 窒扶斯 – see the following entry at チフス.
チフス【窒扶斯】
[noun]typhus, typhoid fever
(This term, 窒扶斯, is a kanji spelling of チフス.)

Usage notesEdit

The kanji spelling is ateji (当て字) and is encountered generally in historical sources. Modern usage of the kanji spelling is rare, instead using the katakana spelling of チフス.