(griech.) Zustand vor dem Eintritt des klin. Todes; Todeskampf.
ETYM Latin agonia, Greek agon, orig. a contest: cf. French agonie. Related to Agon.
1. A state of acute pain; SYN. suffering.
2. Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; SYN. torment, torture.
ETYM Old Eng. throwe, thrawe, AS. threá a threatening, oppression, suffering, perhaps influenced by Icel. thrâ a throe, a pang, a longing; cf. AS. threowian to suffer.
1. Hard or painful trouble or struggle.
2. Severe spasm of pain:.