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See also: crápula
- 1 English
- 2 Italian
- 3 Latin
crapula (plural crapulas)
- (obsolete or literary) Sickness or indisposition caused by excessive eating or drinking.
- 1726, Peter Shaw, A New Practice of Physic:
- If it be not of long standing, and the griping be tolerable; if the effect of crapulas; if habitual, and the patient feeds well, and suffers no considerable loss of strength; or if it be critica, and proceed from an obstructed perspiration, 'tis seldom dangerous […]
- 1794, Benjamin Rush, Medical Inquiries and Observations. Second American edition:
- Perhaps the tonic medicines which have been mentioned, render the bowels a more quiet and comfortable asylum for them, and thereby provide the system with the means of obviating the effects of crapulas, to which all children are disposed.
- 1808, Thomas Topham, A new compendious system on several diseases incident to cattle:
- Disorders sometimes happen to young calves from difference of milk, and frequently from giving them too great a quantity; then the case becomes a crapula, and death is the consequence.
- 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 214:
- [I]t was as much apprehension as crapula that had distracted him into admitting that the anonymous letter-writer had spoken some truth.
crapula f (plural crapule)
See the etymology of the main entry.
- crapula in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
- English: crapula
- French: crapule
- Finnish: krapula
- Italian: crapula
- Portuguese: crápula
- Romanian: crapulare
- Spanish: crápula
- crapula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- crapula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- crapula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- crapula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette