- gouty inflammation of the great toe.
Origin of podagra
1250–1300; Middle English < Latin < Greek podágra literally, foot-trap, equivalent to pod- pod- + ágra a catching, seizure
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Historical Examples of podagra
His podagra hath become a chiragra, as honest Martial hath it—the gout has got into his fingers, and he cannot draw his purse.The Abbot
Sir Walter Scott
He had the podagra, (or gout), and ought not to have ventured forth; but zeal would not let him rest.
- gout of the foot or big toe
Word Origin for podagra
C15: via Latin from Greek, from pous foot + agra a trap
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- Gout, especially of the big toe.
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