lumbago

[luhm-bey-goh]

Origin of lumbago

1685–95; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin lumb(us) loin + -āgō noun suffix
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lumbago

noun
  1. pain in the lower back; backache affecting the lumbar region

Word Origin for lumbago

C17: from Late Latin lumbāgo, from Latin lumbus loin
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Word Origin and History for lumbago
n.

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

[lŭm-bāgō]
n.
  1. A painful condition of the lower back, as one resulting from muscle strain or a slipped disk.
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