noun Etymology: Middle English cirurgian, from Anglo-French cirurgien, from cirurgie surgery Date: 13th century archaic surgeon

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  • Chirurgeon — Chi*rur geon, n. [F. chirurgien, from chirurgie surgery, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? working or operating with the hand; chei r hand + ? work. Cf. {Surgeon}, {Work}.] A surgeon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chirurgeon — failed Renaissance attempt to restore Greek spelling to the word that had got into English as SURGEON (Cf. surgeon); now, thank the gods, archaic …   Etymology dictionary

  • chirurgeon — [kī rʉr′jən] n. [altered, after L forms < ME cirurgian < OFr cirurgien < ME & OFr cirurgie: see SURGERY] archaic var. of SURGEON chirurgery [kī rʉr′jər ē] n. chirurgical [kī rʉr′ji kəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • chirurgeon — noun /kaɪ.ˈɹɜːdʒən/ A doctor or surgeon. At noon to the Change, and there long, and from thence by appointment took Luellin, Mount, and W. Symons, and Mr. Pierce, the chirurgeon, home to dinner with me and were merry. See Also: chirurgical,… …   Wiktionary

  • chirurgeon — /kuy rerr jeuhn/, n. Archaic. a surgeon. [1250 1300; < L chirur(gus) ( < Gk cheirourgós hand worker, surgeon; see CHIRO , DEMIURGE) + (SUR)GEON; r. ME cirurgian < OF cirurgien; see SURGEON] * * * …   Universalium

  • chirurgeon — Obsolete term for surgeon. [G. cheirourgos, fr. cheir, hand, + ergon, work] * * * chi·rur·geon kī rər jən n archaic SURGEON …   Medical dictionary

  • chirurgeon — sb. RG. 566 …   Oldest English Words

  • chirurgeon — chi•rur•geon [[t]kaɪˈrɜr dʒən[/t]] n. archaic a surgeon • Etymology: 1250–1300; < OF …   From formal English to slang

  • chirurgeon —   n. archaic, surgeon.    ♦ chirurgery, n. surgery.    ♦ chirurgic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • chirurgeon — /kayrarjan/ The ancient denomination of a surgeon …   Black's law dictionary

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