syphilis

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From New Latin syphilis, originally the title of a poem by Girolamo Fracastoro concerning "Syphilus", the supposed first sufferer of the disease.

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syphilis (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A disease spread via sexual activity, caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First used in 1530 by Girolamo Fracastoro, from the name of a mythical first sufferer of the disease, Syphilus.

Noun[edit]

syphilis f (genitive syphilidis); third declension

  1. (New Latin, medicine) syphilis

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative syphilis syphilidēs
genitive syphilidis syphilidum
dative syphilidī syphilidibus
accusative syphilidem syphilidēs
ablative syphilide syphilidibus
vocative syphilis syphilidēs