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Alfred Falk falk at arc.ab.ca
Tue May 20 13:48:38 EST 2003


"Cereoid-UR12" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in
news:GAQxa.2595$S7.2010 at newssvr17.news.prodigy.com: 

> What other kind of diabetes is there?
>From Microsoft bookshelf (American Heritage Dictionary)

Diabetes (dì´e-bê´tîs, -têz) noun
Any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive discharge of 
urine and persistent thirst, especially one of the two types of diabetes 
mellitus.

 [Middle English diabete, from Medieval Latin diabêtês, from Latin, from 
Greek, siphon, diabetes, from diabainein, to cross over, straddle : 
dia-, dia- + bainein, to go.]

 Word History: Diabetes is named for one of its distressing symptoms. 
The disease was known to the Greeks as diabêtês, a word derived from the 
verb diabainein, made up of the prefix dia-, "across, apart," and the 
word bainein, "to walk, stand." The verb diabeinein meant "to stride, 
walk, or stand with legs asunder"; hence, its derivative diabêtês meant 
"one that straddles," or specifically "a compass, siphon." The sense 
"siphon" gave rise to the use of diabêtês as the name for a disease 
involving the discharge of excessive amounts of urine. Diabetes is first 
recorded in English, in the form diabete, in a medical text written 
around 1425.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition 
copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version 



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