quinsy (n.) Look up quinsy at Dictionary.com
"severe sore throat," late 14c., qwinaci, from Old French quinancie (Modern French esquinacie), from Late Latin cynanche, from Greek kynankhe "sore throat," also "dog collar," literally "dog-choking," from kyon (genitive kynos) "dog" (from PIE root *kwon- "dog") + ankhein "to strangle," from PIE root *angh- "tight, painfully constricted, painful."