Origin of pneumoniaModern Latin from Classical Greek from pneum?n, lung: see pneuma
A doctor looking at a chest Xray to assess if his patient has pneumonia.
An example of pneumonia is an inflammation caused by bacteria or a virus that leaves someone coughing and with a fever for a couple of weeks.
Origin of pneumoniaNew Latin from Greek pneumoniā lung disease alteration ( influenced by pneuma breath ) of pleumoniā from pleumōn lung ; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural pneumonias or pneumoniÃ¦)
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î½ÎµÏ…Î¼Î¿Î½Î¯Î± (pneumonia, “lung disease"), from Ï€Î½ÎµÏÎ¼Ï‰Î½ (pneumÅn, “lung").
- "Pneumonia", the doctor said, confirming Alex's fears.
- I've seen you knocked to your knees with pneumonia, grief and a sick husband, but you always come right back up fighting.
- On the 1st of September 1890 the Board of Agriculture assumed powers with respect to pleuro-pneumonia under the Diseases of Animals Act of that year.
- He says he thinks he has a cold, but the doctor told me he could get pneumonia real easy.
- Tubercular pneumonia may thus be looked upon as comparable to pneumonia excited by any other specific agent.