- peritonsillar abscess
Other Word Forms of Quinsy
Origin of Quinsy
Middle English from Medieval Latin quinancia Old French quinancie both from Greek kunankhē dog quinsy, dog-collar kuōn kun- dog kwon- in Indo-European roots ankhein to squeeze angh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French quinencie, from Medieval Latin quinancia, from Ancient Greek κυνάγχη (kunankhÄ“, “canine quinsy"), from κύων (kuōn, “dog") + ἄγχω (ankhō, “throttle").
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