paranœa

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paranœa (uncountable)

  1. (rare) obsolete spelling of paranoia
    • 1865, Robley Dunglison, Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Henry C. Lea (publisher, 1866), page 710:
      PARANŒA, (παρανοια, from para, and νους, ‘understanding.’) Delirium, Dementia.
    • 1898, William Blair Stewart, A Synopsis of the Practice of Medicine, E.B. Treat and Co., page 409:
      Paranœa may recover, but tends to fixed delusions and dementia.
    • 1904–5, Robert Barr, The Speculations of John Steele, Frederick A. Stokes Company (1905), page 269:
      “Does paranœa ever lead to murder, Mr. Nicholson?”
    • 1907, Nevada Legislature, Appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly…of the Legislature, volume 23, page 53, table XXII: “Form of mental diseases of those remaining December 31, 1906”:
      Paranœa
    • 1912, Elbert Hubbard, Hollyhocks and Goldenglow, The Roycrofters, page 92:
      Self‐pity is the first symptom of paranœa.

Derived terms[edit]