Word of the day

The word for today is…

pneumonia (noun) – An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a bacterium, virus, or other infectious agent.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Circa 1600, from Modern Latin, from Greek pneumonia “inflammation of the lungs,” from pneumon “lung,” altered (perhaps by influence of pnein “to breathe”) from pleumon “lung,” literally “floater,” probably cognate with Latin pulmo, from PIE *pleu- “to flow, to swim”. Alteration in Greek perhaps by influence of pnein “to breathe.”


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