Origin of dropsyMiddle English dropesie from ydropesie from Old French idropisie from Classical Latin hydropisis from Classical Greek hydr?ps, dropsy from hyd?r, water
Origin of dropsyMiddle English dropesie short for idropesie from Old French ydropisie from Medieval Latin ydrōpisia from Latin hydrōpisis from Greek hudrōpiāsis from hudrōps dropsy, a dropsical person hudro- water ; see hydro- . ōps face ; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural dropsies)
Middle English ydropsy, from Old French idropsie, ydropisie, from Latin hydropisis, from Ancient Greek ὕδρωψ (hudrōps), from ὕδωρ (hudor, “water”).