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lupus

Noun

1 any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
2 a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus

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Etymology

From lupus.

Noun

lupus

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A debilitating autoimmune disease which attacks the whole body, causing skin sores, pains throughout the body, lack of breath, and kidney and heart problems.

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Etymology

Cognate with Sanskrit sc=Deva, Ancient Greek λύκος, Lithuanian vilkas. Possibly a borrowing from Osco-Umbrian where PIE *kʷ regularly gave /p/, or metathesis occurred because of a wolf taboo.

Noun

(feminine lupa)
  1. A wolf
    Homo homini lupus est.
    Man is a wolf to man.

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