cynanche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cynanchē, from Ancient Greek κῠνᾰ́γχη (kunánkhē, a dog's collar, a bad kind of sore throat). Compare quinsy.

Noun[edit]

cynanche (plural cynanches)

  1. (medicine) Any disease of the tonsils, throat, or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cynanche in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κῠνᾰ́γχη (kunánkhē).

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Noun[edit]

cynanchē f (genitive cynanchēs); first declension

  1. (Late Latin, medicine) an inflammation of the throat, which caused the tongue to be thrust out

Declension[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cynanchē cynanchae
genitive cynanchēs cynanchārum
dative cynanchae cynanchīs
accusative cynanchēn cynanchās
ablative cynanchē cynanchīs
vocative cynanchē cynanchae

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