arthritis etymology

English word arthritis comes from Ancient Greek ἄρθρον

Detailed word origin of arthritis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἄρθρον Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀρθρῖτις Ancient Greek (grc)
arthritis English (eng) Inflammation of a joint or joints causing pain and/or disability, swelling and stiffness, and due to various causes such as infection, trauma, degenerative changes or metabolic disorders.