Middle EnglishEdit


From Anglo-Norman, from Latin phthisicus (suffering from tuberculosis), from Ancient Greek φθισικός (phthisikós, consumptive), from φθίσις (phthísis, tuberculosis, consumption).


tisike (plural tisikes)

  1. phthisis, phthisic (Any atrophic or wasting disease).
    • c. 1240, Gilbertus Anglicus, Compendium Medicinae, Ch. 10 Part 4.
      Tisike is a destruccion of þe kyndely moistnes of a mannes body.
      Phthisic is a destruction of the kindly moistness of a man's body.