Health

Mostly we are interested in words and concept to do with the illness or disease; surgery, cancer etc. But today I thought that I would talk about the other side, the ideal, what we all try to attain or maintain: Health. What is health? What is the definition of health? I am going to start…

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Interesting Lexis 3 – pain

 Today I am going to touch on the word “Pain.”   Pain is defined as ” An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.” and “The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure;…

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Interesting Lexis 2

  Today´s interesting Lexis is “Medicine”, and as a kind of intro above I have posted a picture of “Medicine man” by Tim Scoggins.   Different meanings of Medicine ( I take from the OED) 1) A substance or preparation used in the treatment of illness; a drug; esp. one taken by mouth. Also: such substances…

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Interesting Lexis 1 – Surgery

The word surgery is interesting. It comes from the Old French word serurgerie, which in turn comes from the Latin, chirurgia and from the Greek, cheirourgia, which basically means “doing work by hand”. And the meaning(s). The first meaning is the common meaning, which everybody knows about. And it is: “the treatment of injuries or disorders of…

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