chirurgeon

chirurgeon

[kahy-rur-juhn]
noun Archaic.
a surgeon.

Origin:
1250–1300; < Latin chīrūr(gus) (< Greek cheirourgós hand-worker, surgeon; see chiro-, demiurge) + (sur)geon; replacing Middle English cirurgian < Old French cirurgien; see surgeon

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chirurgeon (kaɪˈrɜːdʒən)
 
n
an archaic word for surgeon
 
[C13: from Old French cirurgeon]
 
chi'rurgery
 
n

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chirurgeon
failed Renaissance attempt to restore Gk. spelling to the word that had got into Eng. as surgeon; now, thank the gods, archaic.
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