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Definitions for quinsyˈkwɪn zi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quinsy, peritonsillar abscess(noun)

    a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis


  1. quinsy(Noun)

    A painful pus-filled inflammation or abscess of the tonsils and surrounding tissues, usually a complication of tonsillitis, caused by bacterial infection and often accompanied by fever.

  2. Origin: From quinencie, from quinancia, from κυνάγχη, from κύων + ἄγχω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quinsy(noun)

    an inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation; -- called also squinancy, and squinzey

  2. Origin: [Contr. fr. squinancy, F. esquinancie, L. cynanche a sort of sore throat, Gr. sore throat, dog quinsy, fr. dog + to choke; cf. also L. synanche sore throat, Gr. . Cf. Hound, Anger, and Cynanche.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quinsy

    kwin′zi, n. an inflammatory affection of the substance of the tonsils, attended when fully developed by suppuration.—ns. Quin′sy-berr′y, the common black-currant; Quin′sy-wort, a small trailing British herb of the madder family. [O. Fr. squinancie (Fr. esquinancie)—Gr. kynanchēkyōn, a dog, anchein, to throttle.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Quinsy

    inflammation of the tonsils of the throat.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quinsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quinsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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