scabies

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scabies of the hand

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From Latin scabiēs ‎(scurf; scab, mange, itch), from scabō ‎(scratch, scrape).

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scabies ‎(uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An infestation of parasitic mites, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing intense itching caused by the mites burrowing into the skin of humans and other animals. It is easily transmissible from human to human; secondary skin infection may occur.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From scabō ‎(scratch, scrape).

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scabiēs f ‎(genitive scabiēī); fifth declension

  1. roughness, scurf
  2. mildew
  3. scab, mange, itch
  4. (figuratively) itching, longing, pruriency

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Fifth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scabiēs scabiēs
genitive scabiēī scabiērum
dative scabiēī scabiēbus
accusative scabiem scabiēs
ablative scabiē scabiēbus
vocative scabiēs scabiēs

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References[edit]

  • scabies” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.