clinic


clinic
clinic 1620s, from Fr. clinique (17c.), from L. clinicus "physician that visits patients in their beds," from Gk. klinike (techne) " (practice) at the sickbed," from klinikos "of the bed," from kline "bed, couch, that on which one lies," from suffixed form of PIE root *kli- "lean, slope" (see LEAN (Cf. lean) (v.)). An adjective originally in English, then "sick person;" sense of "hospital" is 1884, from Ger. Klinik, itself from Fr. clinique. The modern sense is thus reversed from the classical, when the "clinic" came to the patient.

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