Origin of gonorrhea
- Greek gonorrhoia flow of seed (from the mistaken belief that the discharge contained semen) gono- gono- -rhoia -rrhea
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From New Latin, from Late Latin gonorrhoia, from Ancient Greek γονόρροια (gonorroia), from γόνος (gonos, “sperm. seed, offspring”) + ῥέω (rheō, “I flow”) (ca. 1526).