plural -s
: a pregnancy disease of sheep in southern Africa

Word History


Afrikaans, literally, stupid disease, from dom stupid (from Middle Dutch) + siekte disease, from Middle Dutch siecte, from siec ill, sick; akin to Old High German tumb inexperienced, foolish and Old High German sioh sick, ill

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“Domsiekte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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