syphilis

See also: Syphilis

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin syphilis, originally the title of a poem by Girolamo Fracastoro concerning “Syphilus”, a shepherd boy who insulted the Greek god Apollo and was punished by that god with a horrible disease.

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syphilis (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A disease spread via sexual activity, caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
    Synonyms: (obsolete) great-pox, French disease, (archaic) French pox, lues, lues venerea, syph, ladies' fever, French gout
    Coordinate terms: clap, gonorrhea
    Hypernyms: STD, VD

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syphilis f (plural syphilis)

  1. syphilis

InterlinguaEdit

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syphilis (uncountable)

  1. syphilis

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

First used in 1530 by Girolamo Fracastoro, from the name of a mythical first sufferer of the disease, Syphilus.

NounEdit

syphilis f (genitive syphilidis); third declension

  1. (New Latin, medicine) syphilis

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative syphilis syphilidēs
Genitive syphilidis syphilidum
Dative syphilidī syphilidibus
Accusative syphilidem syphilidēs
Ablative syphilide syphilidibus
Vocative syphilis syphilidēs

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