Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Gout, especially of the big toe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Gout in the foot. See gout, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Gout in the joints of the foot; -- applied also to gout in other parts of body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine gout in the big toe

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek podagrā : pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots + agrā, trap, seizing; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • In August 1464, Nicholas of Cusa and Pope Pius II both died with symptoms of podagra.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Guidobaldo was crippled with symptoms of podagra (gout), possibly as a result of poisoning, which greatly reduced his effectiveness as a condottiere and rendered him unable to participate in the evening festivities immortalized by Castiglione. 316 Unlike his "invincible" father, Guidobaldo was twice exiled from Urbino.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • “It was,” he said, “a very foolish business, he thought; but to oblige Sir Bingo and Captain MacTurk, he had no objection to walk with them about noon as far as the Buck-stane, although he must observe the day was hazy, and he had felt a prophetic twinge or two, which looked like a visit of his old acquaintance podagra.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • His podagra hath become a chiragra, as honest Martial hath it — the gout has got into his fingers, and he cannot draw his purse.

    The Abbot

  • This is the prince of leeches; fever, plague, Cold rheum, and hot podagra, do but look on him, And quit their grasp upon the tortured sinews.

    The Talisman

  • OTHER NAMES: Arthritis uratica, gouty arthritis, podagra.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • The most common form of gout is podagra, in which the joint at the base of the big toe is affected.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • When the animal suffers from podagra it does not shed the hoof, but is subject to a painful swelling in the feet.

    The History of Animals

  • This is most evidently true in podagra, unless the

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • The name is derived from the Latin _artus_, a joint, and the disease comprehends three species, viz., _sciatica_, disease of the scia, or the ligaments uniting the spine with the hip; _cyragra_, disease of the joints of the hands; and _podagra_, disease of the bones and joints of the foot, due to the descent of humors into their continuity.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

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