quinsy definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English quinaci ; from Midieval Latin quinancia ; from Late Latin cynanche ; from Classical Greek kynanchē, inflammation of the throat, literally , dog-choking ; from kyōn, dog (see hound) plush anchein, to choke (see anger)
quinsy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin quinancia and Old French quinancie, both from Greek kunankhē, dog quinsy, dog-collar : kuōn, kun-, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots + ankhein, to squeeze; see angh- in Indo-European roots.
quinsy - Medical Definition