Following is a quote from the novel, "Requiem, Changing Times" by R J Parker (emphasis mine):
"I had that rash on my face from that fish Mom got - that was the last meal that came out of that restaurant - on my face. I was going to tell Mom and you told me it was nothing to worry about and before I went to school you told me I had 'hymnodies' on my face. You said if I told Mom it would only make mom angry if she had to stay home from work to take care of me. So, I went to school telling everybody that I have hymnodies on my face."
What does "hymnodies" refer to in this context?
Dictionary provides the following meanings:
- hymn singing
- hymn writing
- the hymns of a time, place, or church
From the sound of it, the word appears to refer to some kind of a skin disease. What exactly does it mean?