Cubicle-Cause of Death? #general


S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that?

Thanks,

Stacy Harris
Nashville


MBernet@...
 

jewishgen@juno.com writes:

<< I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that? >>
==One meaning of cubicle is a bedroom. I assume, though, that this
cubicle was a misheard or misspoen term. The closest I can come is
cuticle. Perhaps in those days people could die >from infected cuticles?
I'll have to ask my wife, the family physician about what it might have
been.

Perhaps a Yiddish term?

Michael Bernet, New York


Wachtel@...
 

Stacy Harris (jewishgen@juno.com) wrote:

<< I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that? >>

My guess:

cubicle = tubercle = tuberculosis

Alan Wachtel
Palo Alto, California
Wachtel@aol.com


Carol Gurstelle
 

<< I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that? >>
More likely the cause of death was a carbuncle. Here's the definition:
"A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous
tissue."

Carol Gurstelle
Roseville, MN
cgurstelle@comcast.net


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <20030925.094523.-534847.1.jewishgen@juno.com>,
S. Harris <jewishgen@juno.com> wrote:
I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that?
Possibly a mis-translation of something? Was this a translation
of a word >from another language? If so, what was the original?

The closest I can think of is "compartment syndrome": see e.g.
<http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=287&topcategory=About%20Orthopaedics>

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that?

=== As a french girl, helped by my english/french dictionnary, and by
Michael Bernet's translation of cubicle as "bedroom" may I try an other
explanation : if your "relative" was a girl, could it be that she died of
a difficult childbirth?
1: The french for "labour" in this meaning is "couches" (plural
for "couche" = bed)
2: an other word for labor is "confinement"
3: to cub is giving birth for animals
Take my explanation for what it is: just a game with the words, if I am
completely "beside", forget it.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ, Paris - France


MBernet@...
 

S. Harris <jewishgen@juno.com> wrote:
>I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that?

cubital = of the elbow
cubito = Latin for recumbent
Decubitus = Lying down (in bed)
Decubitus Ulcer = Pressure sore, bed sore

Michael Bernet, New York


SD2kd <sd2kd@...>
 

Perhaps it refers to cubebism which is poisoning by cubeb (characterized by
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever). Cubeb used to be given to stimulate
healing of mucous membranes, and as a diuretic and urinary antiseptic, or
so says Dorland's Medical Directory.

Kate Miller


Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

That one doesn't seem likely as carbuncles are not (and were not) life
threatening. "Painful" and "localized" but not deadly.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526

PZavon@Rochester.RR.Com

<< I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that? >>
More likely the cause of death was a carbuncle. Here's the definition:
"A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous
tissue."