aegrotat

noun

ae·​gro·​tat
ē-ˈgrō-ˌtat,
ˈē-grō-
plural -s
1
British : a medical certificate testifying that a student is unable to attend lectures or examinations as a result of illness
2
British : the unclassified university degree granted to a candidate who is prevented by illness from attending examinations

Word History

Etymology

Latin, he is ill, third person singular present indicative active of aegrotare to be ill, from aegr-, aeger ill; akin to Tocharian A ekro ill, Tocharian B aikre, aikare, and perhaps to Old English ācol dismayed, Norwegian eikja, eikla to plague, pester, Albanian kë-ék evil, and perhaps to Old English inca suspicion, doubt, quarrel

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aegrotat was in 1794

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“Aegrotat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aegrotat. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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