Chirospasm


Chirospasm

(KY-ro-spaz-im)

Noun:

-Spasm of the muscles of the hand, as in writers' cramp.

From “chir-“ word-forming element meaning hand, from Latinized form of Greek “kheiro-“+“spasm” from Old French “spasme" - directly from Latin “spasmus” from Greek “spasmos”.

Used in a sentence:

“I bought a typewriter because my chirospasm was so painful I couldn't write anymore; but now I require surgery for the carpal tunnel.”

And speaking of the hand...here's the shirt for when you need to direct someone to talk to it! https://amzn.to/2rZZBBF

#Victorian #Illustration #Grandiloquent #Vocabulary #Words #Vintage #writing #cramp #writerscramp #Chirospasm

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