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[ skˈɜːd͡ʒ], [ skˈɜːd‍ʒ], [ s_k_ˈɜː_dʒ]

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The scourge is a terrible pestilence that swept through medieval Europe, killing millions of people. The name comes from the Latin scopulus, meaning "a pad, a cushion," which is how the disease was often referred to because of the hazy vision and flopping of the victims. The scourge was first noticed in 1348 in the town of Contrecœur, in northeastern France. Within two years, it had spread to all of France and the Low Countries, and within five years it had reached England, Germany, Hungary, and Italy. For almost a century, the scourge continued to spread throughout Europe, killing millions of people.

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