énergumène

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from ecclesiastical Latin energumenos, from Ancient Greek ἐνεργούμενος (energoumenos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /e.nɛʁ.ɡy.mɛn/

Noun[edit]

énergumène m, f (plural énergumènes)

  1. (theology) energumen
  2. fanatic, zealot
  3. (colloquial) nutcase, loony