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Norwegian cause of death term - stumped

Norwegian cause of death term - stumped

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 5:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Fellow Norwegian Genealogists -

I'm transcribing a Norwegian death record from 1887 and am stumped on translating the cause of death. It looks like "Lukkerogge" or maybe "Lukkerøgge". I've searched the usual articles on parish death records and common causes of death, and done various other searches for archaic medical terms, but this term is evading me.

I've attached a JPEG of the term. Or if anyone cares to look at the source, it's entry #7 (widowed farmer Kittel Aanensen) at "http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?urnread_imagesize=full..."

Would be super grateful for any assistance!

Sincerely,
Chris
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Re: Norwegian cause of death term - stumped

Posted: 28 Jun 2013 8:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jun 2013 8:15AM GMT
Hi

It looks like Sukkersyge (today spelled Sukkersyke) and means diabetes.

Vivi

Re: Norwegian cause of death term - stumped

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 3:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much 4vivi! Looking at other writing examples on the page, you're definitely correct. I need to brush up on my Gothic Script, as I should have noticed that leading character could be an "S".

Much appreciated,
Chris
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