1. leaf => PIE root *lep- "to peel, scale" => lep- "(fish)scale" => leper => leprosy.
2. Also called: Hansen's disease.
3. leper 谐音“癞破儿”。
- leprosy (n.)
- 1530s (earlier lepruse, mid-15c.), from leprous; see leper. First used in Coverdale Bible, where it renders Hebrew cara'ath, which apparently was a comprehensive term for skin diseases. Because of pejorative associations, the use of the word in medical context has been banned by the World Health Organization and replaced by Hansen's disease (1938), named for Norwegian physician Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912) who in 1871 discovered the bacillus that causes it.
- 1. He'd pulled away from her as if she had leprosy.
- 2. His body was deformed by leprosy.
- 3. MDT is an effective treatment and could cure all the leprosy sufferers worldwide.
- 4. The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance upon Monseigneur.
- 5. They kill the leprosy bacteria, and the corpses get tossed into the system.
- 它们杀死了麻风病菌, 然后这些特种兵继续攻击体统.
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