One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Gout of the foot, especially the big toe.
- ‘Within 12 hours it became red, swollen and extremely painful, and before I knew it, I had podagra.’
- ‘Selmer had for several years had podagra and a heart problem.’
Middle English: from Latin, from Greek pous, pod- ‘foot’ + agra ‘seizure’.
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