itis

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See also: -itis and -ītis

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From suffix -itis (disease characterized by inflammation). Compare phobia, from -phobia, sophy, from -sophy, ism, from -ism, and ana, from -ana.

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itis (plural itises)

  1. (informal) A medical condition accompanied by inflammation.
    • 1973, April 16, “Scorecard”, Robert W. Creamer ed., in Sports Illustrated
      “. . . Arthritis, tendinitis and all those other itises will eventually catch up with you.”
  2. (informal, Caribbean) The feeling of sleepiness after eating a heavy meal, usually the itis.

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ītis

  1. second-person plural present active indicative of

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dīsiz (goddess) Cognate to Old English ides, Old Saxon idis, Old Norse dis

Noun[edit]

itis f

  1. woman
    • 9th century, First Merseburg charm:
      Eiris sazun idisi / sazun hera duoder;
      suma hapt heptidun / suma heri lezidun,
      suma clubodun / umbi cuoniouuidi:
      insprinc haptbandun / inuar uigandun.
      Once sat women,
      They sat here, then there.
      Some fastened bonds,
      Some impeded an army,
      Some unraveled fetters:
      Escape the bonds,
      flee the enemy!

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The term's context in the Merseburg charm and its cognates suggest that the term may initially have had magical and/or poetic connotations.

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  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014