Usage Late Greek
Other Forms FormsVariant transcriptions: Oxucholios, Oxukholios, Oxykholios. Latinized form: Oxycholius
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 8/17/2019
Derived from the Greek adjective ὀξύχολος (oxycholos) meaning "quick to anger, quick-tempered". It consists of the Greek adjective ὀξύς (oxys) meaning "sharp, keen, pointed" as well as "quick, swift" combined with the Greek noun χόλος (cholos) meaning "gall, bile" as well as "anger, wrath, bitterness". Also compare the closely related adjective χόλιος (cholios) meaning "angry".