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From Middle English coler (yellow bile), from Old French colere (bile, anger), from Latin cholera (bilious disease), from Ancient Greek χολή (kholḗ, bile). Doublet of cholera.

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choler (usually uncountable, plural cholers)

  1. Anger or irritability.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act III, scene ii:
      Threatned with frowning wrath and iealouſie,
      Surpriz’d with feare and hideous reuenge,
      I ſtand agaſt: but moſt aſtonied
      To ſee his choller ſhut in ſecrete thoughtes,
      And wrapt in ſilence of his angry ſoule.
  2. One of the four humours of ancient physiology, also known as yellow bile.

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