scabies

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English[edit]

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scabies of the hand

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English scabies, scabiez, from Latin scabiēs (scurf; scab, mange, itch), from scabō (scratch, scrape, verb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈskei.biz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪbiz
  • Rhymes: -eɪbiːz

Noun[edit]

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.
    Synonym: (obsolete) leprosy
    Coordinate term: (in animals) mange
    • 1889, T. H. Huxley, The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century[1]:
      Further, just as the discovery of the cause of scabies proved the absurdity of many of the old prescriptions for the prevention and treatment of that disease; so the discovery of the cause of splenic fever, and other such maladies, has given a new direction to prophylactic and curative measures against the worst scourges of humanity.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From scabō (scratch, scrape) +‎ -iēs.

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Noun[edit]

scabiēs f (genitive scabiēī); fifth declension

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

Declension[edit]

Fifth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scabiēs scabiēs
Genitive scabiēī scabiērum
Dative scabiēī scabiēbus
Accusative scabiem scabiēs
Ablative scabiē scabiēbus
Vocative scabiēs scabiēs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: zgaibã
  • English: scabies
  • Italian: scabbia
  • Romanian: scabie, zgaibă

References[edit]

  • scabies”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scabies”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scabies in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette