Cardiologist

aleena

New Member

Hey..I've been searching a lot and couldn't find a way to translate the word:
"Cardiologist" aka heart doctor...can anyone help?
 

Iynx

Consularis

  • Consularis

Neither the Vatican's dictionary of new Latin or Florusc's website are any help on this one. So we'll have to coin a word-- which means I'll have to stick my neck out. But we do have here some similar words to guide us. The usual rule, when importing a word from Greek with a -logos, that is, a "discourser" ending, is just to change the last omicron to a u, and call the word masculine of the IInd:

astrologer = astrologus
scholar = philologus
theologian = theologus

So surely "cardiologist" should be cardiologus, -i.

But "heart doctor", in plain Latin, would be medicus cordum "doctor of hearts".

Anyone else?
 

Akela

sum

  • Princeps Senatus

Whittaker's Words has it:
cardiologus, cardiologi, (noun, masculine)
 
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