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Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:58 am      Post subject: Causes of death and their meanings
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Causes of death occurring in Galician church records
From-https://www.galiciangenealogy.com/the-causes-of-the-death/

The source was Roman & Greek Catholic vital books. Latin words with English translation
Handwritten samples- if you go to the website above, there are samples of the old handwriting for each cause of death

Anasarca
Edema

Aneurisma
Aneurysm

Angina
Infection of the throat

Apoplexia
Apoplexy

Aquis submersa
Drowning

Aquis suffocatus
Drowned in water

Ascitis, Ascites
Ascities

Asthma
Asthma

Atheroma
Atheroma

Atrophia
Atrophia

Bronchitis
Bronchitis

Cachexia
Wasting syndrome

Carbunculus
Carbuncle – a cluster of boils caused by bacterial infection

Cancer
Cancer

Carcinoma
Cancer

Cardiopalmus
Palpitation

Catharus
Catarrhal inflammation

Casu
Accidental

Consueta
Normal, Ordinary

Cholera Asiatica
Asian cholera

Croup
Croup, Laryngitis

Coclus
Whooping cough

Colica
Colic

Combusta ignem
Fire victim „burned in the fire”

Consumptio
Mostly tuberculosis, historically called "Consumption" due to the weight loss.

Convulsione
Convulsion

Convulsionibus
Convulsion

Cystodynia
Pain in bladder

Debilitas
Weakness

Debilis natus
Weakness since birth

Diphteritis
Diphtheria

Disenteria
Dysentery

Ebrietas
Drunkenness, Alcohol poisoning

Emphysema Pulmonum
Emphysema – a lung condition that causes shortness of breath

Enteritis
Inflammation of the intestines

Epidemia
Epidemic

Epilepsia
Epilepsy

Fame
Famine

Febris
Fever

Frigore extinctus
Froze to death

Gangrena
Gangrene

Gastritis
Inflammation of the stomach

Grassans
1) Epidemic 2) Robbers

Haemorrhagia pulmonum
Coughing up of blood

Hectica
Habitual fever – a fever with accessions at noon and evening.

Hydrops
Hydropsy

Hydrothorax
Hydrops pectoris

Ignota
Unknown

Ileus
Colic in the large intestines

Inflammatio Pulmonum
Pneumonia, inflammation of the lungs

Marasmus senilis
The emaciation characteristic of old age

Meningitis Cerebrospinalis
Inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord

Morbili
Measles

Mortua post partum
Died after giving birth

Naturali
A natural death

Nephritis
Inflammation of the kidneys

Nervosa
Mostly „Nervous fever” - characterized by great disturbance of the nervous system, as evinced by delirium

Occisus
Murdered

Oedema
Edema

Ordinaria
Ordinary

Ob egestatem
Due to poverty

Paralisis
Paralysis

Paraliticus
Affected with paralysis

Parotis, Parotitis
Inflammation of parotid glands

Perfrictio
A cold

Petocia, Petechiae
Purple spots on the skin not elevated, mostly appearing in contagious diseases

Phthysis, Phthisis
consumption, an old term for pulmonary tuberculosis

Pleuritis, Pleura
Pneumonia

Plica
An enlargement of the hair of the head, so as to be painful and to bleed.

Post partum
After giving birth

Pneumonia
Inflammation of the lungs

Polycholia
An excessive secretion of bile

Rachitis
Rickets

Repentina morte
Sudden, unexpected death

Rheumatismus
Rheumatism

Rhexis venae
Varicose veins

Rubeola
Measles with sore throat

Scarlatina
Scarlet Fever

Scrophulosa
Scrofula – tuberculosis causes outside the lungs

Senectus
Old age

Se ipsum occidit
Suicide

Suicidium
Suicide

Syphilis
Syphilis

Typhus
Typhus

Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis

Tumiditas
Swelling

Tussis, Thussis
Cough

Ulcus
an ulcer

Ulcus ventriculi
Peptic ulcers

Variolae, Variolis
Chickenpox, varicella

Venerica
Venereal

Vermibus, Vermis, Vermes
Worms

Vitium cordis
The heart defect

Volvulus
Inflammation in the bowels, called twisting in the guts

Vomitus
Vomiting
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