Origin: loose, v. + strife: used as transl. of L lysimachia < Gr lysimacheios, understood as “ending strife” < lyein, to loosen, solve (see lysis) + machē, battle: from its assumed soothing properties, but prob. after Lysimachia, city in Thrace or Lysimachos, king of Thrace, its founder
See loosestrife in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Mistranslation of Latin lȳsimachīa (as if from Greek lusis, loosening + Greek makhē, battle)
Origin: , from Greek lūsimakheios
Origin: , perhaps after Lūsimakhos, Lysimachos, Greek physician of the fifth or fourth century B.C.
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