bodig

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bodig (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Lytico-Bodig disease
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert F. Rogers to this entry?)
    • Oliver Sacks, The Island of the Colour-blind
      Only by degrees did it become clear to them, and him, that this was an organic malady, an all-too-familiar one, the bodig.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *budagą (body, trunk). Cognate with Old High German botah (body, trunk, corpse).

Perhaps related to Old English bodan (ground, foundation, bottom, abyss), from Proto-Germanic *budnaz, *budną (ground), from Proto-Indo-European *bhudhn-, *bhudhm- (earth, bottom), in the sense that the body returns to the ground, or perhaps in analogy to the body's limbs, when viewed from a reclining position, extend from the body as trees from the ground.

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Noun[edit]

bodiġ n

  1. stature
  2. bodily presence
  3. body, trunk, torso, chest

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