[kahy-rur-juh n]

noun Archaic.

a surgeon.

Origin of chirurgeon

1250–1300; < Latin chīrūr(gus) (< Greek cheirourgós hand-worker, surgeon; see chiro-, demiurge) + (sur)geon; replacing Middle English cirurgian < Old French cirurgien; see surgeon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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an archaic word for surgeon
Derived Formschirurgery, noun

Word Origin for chirurgeon

C13: from Old French cirurgeon
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Word Origin and History for chirurgeon

1530s, representing a failed Renaissance attempt to restore Greek spelling to the word that had got into English as surgeon; now, thank the gods, archaic. Related: Chirurgery. Cf. French chirurgien.

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