[Ads-l] "kick kicksey" -- a disease unknown (and not in the OED) today?

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 30 09:52:09 UTC 2014


Online Etymology Dictionary shows usage for Cachexia as early as 1540's.

cachexia (n.) [image: Look up cachexia at Dictionary.com]"bad general state
of health," 1540s, from Latinized form of Greek kakhexia "bad habits," from
kakos "bad" (see caco-
<http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=caco-&allowed_in_frame=0>) + -exia,
related to exis "habit or state," from exein "to have, be in a condition,"
from PIE root *segh- "to hold, hold in one's power, to have" (see scheme
<http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=scheme&allowed_in_frame=0> (n.)).
Related: cachexic.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=cachexia&searchmode=none

Good "cach", Doug.

Eric

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at nb.net> wrote:

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