chirurgeon

[kahy-rur-juh n]
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noun Archaic.

a surgeon.

Nearby words

  1. chirr,
  2. chirren,
  3. chirrup,
  4. chirrupy,
  5. chiru,
  6. chirurgery,
  7. chirurgical,
  8. chisanbop,
  9. chisel,
  10. chisel plow

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chirurgeon

chirurgeon

noun

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

chirurgeon

n.

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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