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brandsiekte, noun

Forms:
brandt-sickte, brandt-siekteShow more Formerly also brandt-sickte, brandt-siekte, brandziekte, brunt sickta.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch brandziekte), brand burn, fire + siekte disease.
Pathology
Scab or mange, a highly contagious notifiable skin disease of livestock, especially sheep, caused by a mite; brandsick noun Also attributive. See also khaki brandziekte (khaki adjective sense 1 b).
[1790 W. Paterson Narr. of Four Journeys 48At this season many die of a disease, which they term, the Burning Sickness, in which they lose most of their hair.]
1980 P. Schirmer Concise Illust. S. Afr. Encycl. 19Scab (brandsiekte), a mite-induced, mange-like disease which infects sheep.
Scab or mange, a highly contagious notifiable skin disease of livestock, especially sheep, caused by a mite; brandsicknoun Also attributive.

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