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[luhm-bey-goh] /lʌmˈbeɪ goʊ/
noun, Pathology.
pain in the lower, or lumbar, region of the back or loins, especially chronic or recurring pain.
Origin of lumbago
1685-95; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin lumb(us) loin + -āgō noun suffix Unabridged
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pain in the lower back; backache affecting the lumbar region
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin lumbāgo, from Latin lumbus loin
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Word Origin and History for lumbago

1690s, from Late Latin lumbago "weakness of loins and lower back," from Latin lumbus "loin" (usually plural), from PIE *lendh- "loin" (cf. Old Church Slavonic ledvije (plural) "loins; soul," Russian ljadveja "loin;" Old English lendenu "loins," German Lende "loin," Lenden "loins").

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lumbago in Medicine

lumbago lum·ba·go (lŭm-bā'gō)
A painful condition of the lower back, as one resulting from muscle strain or a slipped disk. Also called lumbar rheumatism.

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