Origin of quinsyMiddle English quinaci from Medieval Latin quinancia from Late Latin cynanche from Classical Greek kynanch?, inflammation of the throat, literally , dog-choking from ky?n, dog (see hound) + anchein, to choke (see anger)
Origin of quinsyMiddle English from Medieval Latin quinancia Old French quinancie both from Greek kunankhē dog quinsy, dog-collar kuōn kun- dog ; see kwon- in Indo-European roots. ankhein to squeeze ; see angh- in Indo-European roots.
From Old French quinencie, from Medieval Latin quinancia, from Ancient Greek ÎºÏ…Î½Î¬Î³Ï‡Î· (kunankhÄ“, “canine quinsy"), from ÎºÏÏ‰Î½ (kuÅn, “dog") + á¼„Î³Ï‡Ï‰ (ankhÅ, “throttle").
quinsy - Medical Definition