Origin of choler
1350–1400; Middle English colera < Medieval Latin, Latin cholera < Greek choléra cholera
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Examples from the Web for choler
Only there is my own choler, which overwhelms me; I fret that I cannot live for a moment happy.His Masterpiece
I am not a patient man, and I am even indiscreet in moments of choler.The Suitors of Yvonne
In his sudden access of choler he forgot his colleagues altogether.Mistress Wilding
At this the grief and choler of Alcides blazed forth dark and infuriate.The Aeneid of Virgil
“What an unfounded assertion,” exclaimed that gentleman in choler.The Shadow of Ashlydyat
Mrs. Henry Wood
- anger or ill humour
- archaic one of the four bodily humours; yellow bileSee humour (def. 8)
- obsolete biliousness
C14: from Old French colère, from Medieval Latin cholera, from Latin: jaundice, cholera
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Word Origin and History for choler
late 14c., "bile," as one of the humors, supposed to cause irascibility or temper, from Old French colere "bile, anger," from Late Latin cholera "bile" (see cholera).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Anger; irritability.
- One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess.yellow bile
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