lumbago

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin lumbāgō, from lumbus (loin).

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Noun[edit]

lumbago (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Backache of the lumbar region or lower back, which can be caused by muscle strain or a slipped disk.
    • 1935, Francis Beeding, chapter 7/2, The Norwich Victims[1]:
      The two Gordon setters came obediently to heel. Sir Oswald Feiling winced as he turned to go home. He had felt a warning twinge of lumbago.
    • 1954, Gilbert Ryle, Dilemmas: The Tarner Lectures, 1953, dilemma vii: Perception, page 105 (The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press)
      We may imagine an athletics coach with a scientific training researching into the physiology and the psychology of runners. [] He finds out the effects of fatigue, of alcohol, of tobacco, of lumbago and of depression upon their performances.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

lumbago m (plural lumbagos)

  1. (pathology) lumbago (pain in the lower back)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lumbago m (plural lumbagos)

  1. (pathology) lumbago