μελαγχολία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From μελάγχολος (melánkholos, dipped in black bile) +‎ -ία (-ía), from μέλας (mélas, black) + χόλος (khólos, gall, bile).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μελαγχολῐ́ᾱ (melankholíāf (genitive μελαγχολῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. melancholy, atrabiliousness

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: melancholy
  • Late Latin: melancholia

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