The ancient Greeks called this
disease phthisis; what do modern English
speakers call it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
It derives from the Greek
phthino, to decay. Presently, the word denotes
any progressive wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis.
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