lumbago

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The noun is borrowed from Late Latin lumbāgō (backache of the lumbar region), from Late Latin lumbus (lumbar), Latin lumbus (loin)[1] (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (loins)) + -āgō (suffix forming nouns describing objects, animals, and plants).

The verb is derived from the noun.[2]

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lumbago (countable and uncountable, plural lumbagos) (pathology, also attributively)

  1. (uncountable) Backache of the lumbar region or lower back, which can be caused by muscle strain or a slipped disc.
    Synonyms: low back pain, (abbreviation) LBP
    • 1935, Francis Beeding [pseudonym; John Palmer], chapter VII, in The Norwich Victims, London: Arcturus Publishing, published 2013, →ISBN, OL 245514W, section 2:
      Sir Oswald Feiling winced as he turned to go home. He had felt a warning twinge of lumbago.
    • 1953, Gilbert Ryle, “Dilemma VII: Perception”, in Dilemmas: The Tarner Lectures, 1953, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press, published 1954 (1987 printing), →ISBN, page 105:
      We may imagine an athletics coach with a scientific training researching into the physiology and the psychology of runners. [...] He finds out the effects of fatigue, of alcohol, of tobacco, of lumbago and of depression upon their performances.
  2. (countable) An episode of such backache.

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Verb[edit]

lumbago (third-person singular simple present lumbagos, present participle lumbagoing, simple past and past participle lumbagoed)

  1. (transitive) To affect (someone) with lumbago.

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  1. ^ lumbago, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1903; “lumbago, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  2. ^ lumbago, v.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1903.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin lumbāgō.

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Noun[edit]

lumbago m (plural lumbagos)

  1. (pathology) lumbago (pain in the lower back)
    • 1946, Yves Gandon, Le métier d'homme:
      Firmin souffrait d'un lumbago; il ne pouvait plus «mouveter», le pauvre !
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Noun[edit]

lumbago m (plural lumbagos)

  1. (pathology) lumbago (pain in the lower back)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French lumbago, from Latin lumbago.

Noun[edit]

lumbago n (uncountable)

  1. lumbago

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lumbāgo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lumˈbaɡo/, [lũmˈba.ɣ̞o]
  • Rhymes: -aɡo
  • Hyphenation: lum‧ba‧go

Noun[edit]

lumbago m (plural lumbagos)

  1. (pathology) lumbago
    Synonym: lumbalgia

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