Ischias

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἰσχιάς (iskhiás, hip disease), from ἰσχίον (iskhíon, hip joint).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪʃi̯as/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Ischias f or m or n (genitive Ischias, no plural)

  1. (pathology, neurology) sciatica (neuralgia of the sciatic nerve)
  2. sciatic nerve

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ischias is one of a small number of German nouns which can or historically could have all three genders; see the appendix.
  • The word is feminine in technical usage and usually masculine (more rarely neuter) in colloquial usage.

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