See also: Cholera, choléra, and cholerą

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From Latin cholera (bilious disease), from Ancient Greek χολέρα (kholéra, cholera). Doublet of choler.

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cholera (countable and uncountable, plural choleras)

  1. (pathology) Any of several acute infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals, caused by certain strains of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium through ingestion of contaminated water or food, usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration.
    • 1895, H. G. Wells, The Stolen Bacillus:
      'This again,' said the Bacteriologist, slipping a glass slide under the microscope, 'is a preparation of the celebrated Bacillus of cholera - the cholera germ.'
    • 1950 January, “Notes and News: George Bradshaw's Grave”, in Railway Magazine, pages 61–62:
      At that time, the city [Christiania, now Oslo] was in the grip of a cholera epidemic, and victims were dying at the rate of 60 a day. Bradshaw contracted the disease, and died on September 6 [1853].

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Czech

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin cholera.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈxolɛra]
  • Hyphenation: cho‧le‧ra

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cholera f

  1. cholera

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Further reading

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  • cholera in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • cholera in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • cholera in Internetová jazyková příručka

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin cholera, from Ancient Greek [Term?].

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  • IPA(key): /ˈxoː.ləˌraː/
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  • Hyphenation: cho‧le‧ra

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cholera f or m (uncountable)

  1. cholera

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  • Cholera is the neutral name for the disease. The older terms "kolere" and "klere" are now considered vulgar or offensive.
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Descendants

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  • Papiamentu: kólera

Latin

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek χολέρᾰ (kholéra).

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cholera f (genitive cholerae); first declension

  1. cholera

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cholera cholerae
Genitive cholerae cholerārum
Dative cholerae cholerīs
Accusative choleram cholerās
Ablative cholerā cholerīs
Vocative cholera cholerae

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Polish

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin cholera, from Ancient Greek χολέρᾰ (kholéra).

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  • IPA(key): /xɔˈlɛ.ra/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛra
  • Syllabification: cho‧le‧ra

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cholera f

  1. (pathology) cholera
  2. (colloquial, mildly vulgar) pest, nuisance (irritating person)
    Jesteś cholerą!You're a bastard!

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cholera

  1. (mildly vulgar) damn!

Further reading

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  • cholera in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cholera in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak

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Etymology

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Derived from Latin cholera (bilious disease), from Ancient Greek χολή (kholḗ, bile).

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cholera f (genitive singular cholery, nominative plural cholery, genitive plural cholier, declension pattern of žena)

  1. cholera

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  • cholera”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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cholera f (plural choleras)

  1. female equivalent of cholero