Origin of paregoricLate Latin paregoricus from Classical Greek par?gorikos from par?goros, speaking, consoling, soothing from para-, on the side of (see para-) + agora, assembly, agora
- Archaic a medicine that soothes or lessens pain
- a camphorated tincture of opium, containing benzoic acid, anise oil, etc., used to relieve diarrhea
Origin of paregoricLate Latin parēgoricus soothing from Greek parēgorikos from parēgorein to console, soothe from parēgoros consoling, soothing para- beside, near ; see para- 1. -ēgoros speaking ( from agoreuein to speak in the assembly, address, say ) ( from agorā agora, assembly ; see agora1. )
- a painkiller; a medicine which soothes or relieves pain
(comparative more paregoric, superlative most paregoric)
- Assuaging or soothing pain.
- paregoric elixir
Late Latin paregoricus, from Greek Ï€Î±ÏÎ·Î³Î¿ÏÎ¹Ï‡Î¿Ï‚ "˜encouraging, soothing', from Ï€Î±ÏÎ·Î³Î¿ÏÎµÎ¹Î½ "˜console, soothe'.