hystericus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (husterikós, suffering in the womb, hysterical), from ὑστερά (husterá, womb) from the Greek belief that hysteria was caused by a disturbance in the uterus and that it belonged exclusively to women. Confer the English hystero- (of or pertaining to the uterus or womb), the Latin suffix -icus and the French hystérie.

Adjective[edit]

hystericus (feminine hysterica, neuter hystericum)

  1. hysterical

Descendants[edit]