delirium

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Borrowed from Latin dēlīrium (derangement, madness).

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delirium (countable and uncountable, plural deliriums or deliria)

  1. (medicine) An temporary mental state with a sudden onset, usually reversible, including symptoms of confusion, inability to concentrate, disorientation, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations. Causes can include dehydration, drug intoxication, and severe infection.
  2. Wild, frenzied excitement or ecstasy.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dēlīrium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deːˈliː.ri.ʏm/
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  • Hyphenation: de‧li‧ri‧um

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delirium n (plural deliria or deliriums, diminutive deliriumpje n)

  1. delirium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēlīrō (to deviate from a straight track; to be crazy or deranged) +‎ -ium (nominal suffix).

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dēlīrium n (genitive dēlīriī or dēlīrī); second declension

  1. (medicine) Delirium, madness, frenzy.
    • c. 47 C.E., Aulus Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 2.7.28:
      [] aut quī febre aequē nōn quiēscente simul et dēlīrio et spīrandī difficultāte vexātur []
      [] or when, likewise without the fever subsiding, he is distressed at once by delirium and difficulty in breathing []
    Synonyms: dēlīrātiō, dēlīritās

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dēlīrium dēlīria
Genitive dēlīriī
dēlīrī1
dēlīriōrum
Dative dēlīriō dēlīriīs
Accusative dēlīrium dēlīria
Ablative dēlīriō dēlīriīs
Vocative dēlīrium dēlīria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

delirium n (definite singular deliriet, indefinite plural delirier, definite plural deliria or deliriene)

  1. a delirium

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Noun[edit]

delirium n (definite singular deliriet, indefinite plural delirium, definite plural deliria)

  1. a delirium

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēlīrium, from dēlīrō (I am deranged), from (from, away from, out of) + līra (the earth thrown up between two furrows; a ridge, track, furrow).

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delirium n

  1. delirium

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

delirium n

  1. delirium

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Declension of delirium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative delirium deliriet delirier delirierna
Genitive deliriums deliriets deliriers deliriernas