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noun 
  1. (disease) A disease caused by insufficient intake of vitamin C leading to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums, loosening of the teeth and bleeding into the skin and from almost all mucous membranes.
Translations: 
  • French: (t, fr, scorbut, m)
  • Italian: scorbuto(it)m
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: (t, es, escorbuto, m)
    (trans-bottom)
adjective (scurvier, scurviest)
  1. contemptible, Contemptible, despicable, low, disgustingly mean.
Etymology: 
  • Noun usage from the adjective (term, scurvyAdjective, scurvy) influenced by or a variant of (term, scurfy). Took on meaning of (term, scheurbuik, lang=nl), (term, scorbut, , scurvy, lang=fr), possibly from (term, skyrbjugr, lang=non). Compare German (term, scharbock, lang=de), Late Latin (term, scorbutus, lang=la).
  • Alternate etymology is < < (MLG.).



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