One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Paralysis, palsy. Usually with the.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Montgomerie (c1550–1598), poet and courtier. Variant of palsy, with loss of the ending, perhaps arising by false analysis of plural forms as showing a stem with final -s plus a plural ending.
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