chorea

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χορεία (khoreía).

Noun[edit]

chorea (plural choreas or choreae or choreæ)

  1. An Ancient Greek circular dance accompanied by a chorus.
  2. (medicine) Any of the various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χορεία (khoreía, dance; circling motion).

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Noun[edit]

chorēa f (genitive chorēae); first declension

  1. (usually in the plural) A dance in a ring, round dance.
  2. (metonymically) A round dance of the circular motions of the stars.

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In prosody, chorēa is sometimes written as chorea without a macron. First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative chorēa chorēae
genitive chorēae chorēārum
dative chorēae chorēīs
accusative chorēam chorēās
ablative chorēā chorēīs
vocative chorēa chorēae

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