Open main menu

Wiktionary β




From Latin suffraginosus (diseased in the hock), from suffrago (the pastern, or hock).


suffraginous (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) Of or relating to the hock of an animal.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      The different flexure and order of the joints might also countenance the same, being not disposed in the Elephant, as they are in other quadrupedes, but carry a nearer conformity unto those of Man; that is, the bought of the fore-legs, not directly backward, but laterally and somewhat inward; but the hough or suffraginous flexure behind rather outward.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for suffraginous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)