Origin of rheumatismClassical Latin rheumatismus, rheum from Classical Greek rheumatismos from rheumatizein, to suffer from a flux from rheuma: see rheum
- Any of various rheumatic diseases and disorders, especially rheumatoid arthritis.
- Pain and stiffness in the joints or muscles.
Origin of rheumatismLatin rheumatismus rheum from Greek rheumatismos from rheumatizesthai to suffer from rheum from rheuma rheumat- flow, watery discharge from the body (formerly thought to cause aches and pains) ; see rheum.
(countable and uncountable, plural rheumatisms)
First attested 1601, from Latin rheumatismus (“rheum"), from Ancient Greek á¿¥ÎµÏ…Î¼Î±Ï„Î¹ÏƒÎ¼ÏŒÏ‚ (rheumatismos, “humour, discharge, rheum") from á¿¥ÎµÏ…Î¼Î±Ï„Î¯Î¶Î¿Î¼Î±Î¹ (rheumatizomai, “I suffer from a rheum") from á¿¥Îµá¿¦Î¼Î± (rheuma, “stream, flow") from á¿¥ÎÏ‰ (rheÅ, “I flow")