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rabi = rabbi

rác = Serb

raktárnok = storeroom

ref. = református = Reformed, Calvinist protestant

református [ref., REF.] = Reformed, Calvinist protestant

reggel = in the morning

regi = old, ancient

regibb = older

regös = minstrel band

rendes = regular

rendfokozat = rank

répás = with carrots

resali szures altol = stabbed clean through

réssz = part

révész = ferryman

rézmüves = pail/bucket maker

rokon = relative

Római Katolikus [rk., RK.] = Roman Catholic

rongyász = used clothing peddler

rossz = bad

ruhafestö = dyer, painter of clothes

rutén = Ukrainian, Ruthenian

 

 

DISEASES

rágóizomgörcs = tetanus, lock-jaw

rák = cancer

rángás = convulsion, cramps, spasm

ránggörcs, rángógörcs = convulsion cramps, spasm, epilepsy

reuma = rheumatism

roham [betegségé] = seizure

roncsoló-torokgyik or roncsoló-toroklob = diphtheritis, malignant sore throat, a contagious disease affecting the throat and upper air-passages, with a tendency to spread. Synonym with diphtheria [which is the general infection which proceeds from local diphtheritis]. Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease caused by toxigenic strains of the bacillus corynebacterium diphtheriae, acquired by contact with an infected person or a carrier of the disease. It was usually confined to the upper respiratory tract (throat) and characterized by the formation of a tough membrane (false membrane) attached firmly to the underlying tissue that would bleed if forcibly removed. The disease was occasionally confused with scarlet fever and croup

rósahimlö = rose-rash, roseola [rubella, German measles]