Origin of rheumatismClassical Latin rheumatismus, rheum ; from Classical Greek rheumatismos ; from rheumatizein, to suffer from a flux ; from rheuma: see rheum
- Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
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")