domsiekte

noun
dom·​siek·​te | \ ˈdämˌsēktə \
plural -s

Definition of domsiekte

: a pregnancy disease of sheep in southern Africa

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History and Etymology for domsiekte

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/domsiekte. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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