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Related to quinsy: tonsillitis, Ludwig's angina


Acute inflammation of the tonsils and the surrounding tissue, often leading to the formation of an abscess.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin quinancia and Old French quinancie, both from Greek kunankhē, dog quinsy, dog-collar : kuōn, kun-, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots + ankhein, to squeeze; see angh- in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues with the formation of abscesses
[C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin from Greek kunankhē, from kuōn dog + ankhein to strangle]


(ˈkwɪn zi)

an abscess located between the tonsil and the pharynx accompanied by a severe sore throat and fever.
[1300–50; Middle English quin(e)sie < Medieval Latin quinancia, Late Latin cynanchē < Greek kynánchē sore throat, quinsy]
quin′sied, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quinsy - a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
angina - any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain


[ˈkwɪnzɪ] Nangina f


n (old)Mandelentzündung f
References in classic literature ?
The next day I came down with an attack of quinsy, which kept me in the house for nearly two weeks.
The wolf paused, turned its heavy forehead toward the dogs awkwardly, like a man suffering from the quinsy, and, still slightly swaying from side to side, gave a couple of leaps and with a swish of its tail disappeared into the skirt of the wood.
He'd had the quinsy and swollen glands when he was young, he told me, and it had left him with a weak throat, and a hesitating, whispering fashion of speech.
Blackcurrants were introduced into the New World by the early settlers and were taken up by the native tribes to treat insect bites, and cure throat infections, hence its common name; Quinsy Berry.
Kimberly Nagy will be presenting "Dropsy, Quinsy, or Consumption: Just Exactly What Did My Ancestor Have?" Have you even wondered what some of the medical terms found on old documents really mean?
This is called peritonsillar abscess or Quinsy. Rarer complications are: rheumatic heart disease and glomerulonephritis Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen helps to reduce fever and pain.
A case of quinsy following high-pressure water jet injury.
Whether it was strep throat, quinsy (peritonsillar abscess) or bacterial epiglottitis, the microbial battle began years earlier in the gingival crevices, before he became edentulous.
The 31-year-old reality beautywas struck with quinsy - a serious complication of tonsillitis in which pus filled abscess form on the tonsils and wall of the throat.
Dulguerov, "Hemorrhage risk after quinsy tonsillectomy," Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol.
Many times she told me of the occasion she nearly died of quinsy, and the doctor was called.
For example, tisich, fenestre, grave infirmity, posteme (abcess), falling sickness, quinsy, quartan fever.