ἐρυσίπελας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medical term of unusual formation. Traditionally derived from ἐρῠθρός (eruthrós, red) +‎ Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to cover, wrap; skin, hide; cloth); compare πέλμᾰ (pélma, the sole of a foot) and Latin pellis (a skin, hide, felt, pelt). According to Beekes, it may also be of Pre-Greek origin, comparing the first element of the word with the first element of ἐρῠσῑ́βη (erusī́bē, rust in plants) and ἐρῠσῐ́σκηπτρον (erusískēptron, kind of plant).

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Noun[edit]

ἐρῠσῐ́πελᾰς (erusípelasn (genitive ἐρῠσῐπέλᾰτος); third declension

  1. (medicine) erysipelas (a skin disease)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: erysipelas

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