scabies

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scabies of the hand

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From Latin scabiēs (scurf; scab, mange, itch), from scabō (scratch, scrape).

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scabies (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An infestation of parasitic mites, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing intense itching caused by the mites burrowing into the skin of humans and other animals. It is easily transmissible from human to human; secondary skin infection may occur.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From scabō (scratch, scrape).

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Noun[edit]

scabiēs f (genitive scabiēī); fifth declension

  1. roughness, scurf
  2. mildew
  3. scab, mange, itch
  4. (figuratively) itching, longing, pruriency

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Fifth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scabiēs scabiēs
genitive scabiēī scabiērum
dative scabiēī scabiēbus
accusative scabiem scabiēs
ablative scabiē scabiēbus
vocative scabiēs scabiēs

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References[edit]

  • scabies in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879