scabies

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scabies of the hand

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English scabies, scabiez, from Latin scabiēs (scurf; scab, mange, itch), from scabō (scratch, scrape, verb).

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scabies (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An infestation of parasitic mites, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing intense itching caused by the mites burrowing into the skin of humans and other animals. It is easily transmissible from human to human; secondary skin infection may occur.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From scabō (scratch, scrape).

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scabiēs f (genitive scabiēī); fifth declension

  1. roughness, scurf
  2. mildew
  3. scab, mange, itch
  4. (figuratively) itching, longing, pruriency

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Fifth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scabiēs scabiēs
Genitive scabiēī scabiērum
Dative scabiēī scabiēbus
Accusative scabiem scabiēs
Ablative scabiē scabiēbus
Vocative scabiēs scabiēs

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  • Aromanian: zgaibã
  • English: scabies
  • Italian: scabbia
  • Romanian: scabie, zgaibă

ReferencesEdit

  • scabies in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scabies in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scabies in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette