One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A parasitic disease of camels and other mammals caused by trypanosomes, transmitted by biting flies and occurring chiefly in North Africa and Asia.
- ‘The infection in horses (called surra) and dogs is severe and probably uniformly fatal in the absence of adequate treatment.’
Late 19th century: from Marathi sūra ‘air breathed through the nostrils’.
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