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mirach

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From Late Latin mirac, mirach, from Arabic مَرَاقّ (marāqq), from رَقَّ (raqqa, to be soft).

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mirach (plural mirachs)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) The abdominal wall. [15th-17th c.]
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , I.2.5.ii:
      Gordonius [] confirms as much, putting the “matter of melancholy sometimes in the stomach, liver, heart, brain, spleen, myrach, hypochondries, whenas the melancholy humour resides there, or the liver is not well cleansed from melancholy blood.”

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