Ischias

See also: ischias

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἰσχιάς (iskhiás, hip disease), from ἰσχίον (iskhíon, hip joint).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Ischias f or m or n (genitive Ischias, no plural)

  1. (pathology, neurology) sciatica (neuralgia of the sciatic nerve)
  2. sciatic nerve

Usage notesEdit

  • Ischias is one of a small number of German nouns which can or historically could have all three genders; see the appendix.
  • The word is feminine in technical usage and usually masculine (more rarely neuter) in colloquial usage.

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