from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Quinsy.
  • noun The quinsywort.

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

  • noun Alternative form of squinance.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The Rabbins have a tradition, that the disease of the squinancy came into the world upon the account of tithes.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • ‘chirurgeon’ will become ‘surgeon’; ‘hemorrhoid’, ‘emerod’; ‘squinancy’ will become first ‘squinzey’ (Jeremy Taylor) and then ‘quinsey’;

    English Past and Present

  • He that had deserved strangling was either drowned in some river, or choked by a squinancy [angina]. "

    From the Talmud and Hebraica


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.