malaria

\ \ [18] The original English term for an ‘attack of malarial fever’ was ague. The word malaria did not come on the scene until the mid- 18th century. It was borrowed from Italian mal’aria, a conflation of mala aria, literally ‘bad air’. This was an allusion to the former belief that malaria was caused by foul air, and particularly by vapours given off by swamps.
\ \ Cf.AIR, MALIGN

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

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  • Malaria — Sf (eine Infektionskrankheit) erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. malaria, einer Zusammenrückung aus it. male schlecht und it. aria Luft , also schlechte Luft , neben it. mala d aria Luftkrankheit . So bezeichnet nach der bis ins 19 …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • malaria — ma*la ri*a, n. [It., contr. fr. malaaria bad air. See {Malice}, and Air.] 1. Air infected with some noxious substance capable of engendering disease; esp., an unhealthy exhalation from certain soils, as marshy or wet lands, producing fevers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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