Origin of siriasisLatin s&imacron;riasis, from Greek seiriasis, from seirian, to be hot, from Seirios, Sirius; see Sirius.
- (medicine, obsolete) sunstroke
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Latin, from Ancient Greek [script?], from the Dog Star, properly, scorching.