Origin of colic
Examples from the Web for colicky
The maids polish the silver, quiet the colicky infants, and iron dresses with 65 pleats on the waist.
Colicky pains occur, and in a case cited it was at one time very severe, at another only slight.
These are rarely found in the horse, but may occupy the hepatic ducts, giving rise to jaundice and to colicky pains.
Colicky symptoms, of course, are present, which vary much and present no diagnostic value.
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Word Origin for colic
Word Origin and History for colicky
"disease characterized by severe abdominal pain," early 15c., from Late Latin colicus "pertaining to colic," from Greek kolikos, belonging to the kolon "lower intestine" (see colon (n.2)). The word was used in English late 14c. as an adjective, "affecting the colon." Related: Colicky (1742).