hypochondriac

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Etymology[edit]

From French hypocondriaque, from Ancient Greek ὑποχονδριακός (hupokhondriakós, of the region between the ribs and navel), from ὑποχόνδριος (hupokhóndrios, the space between the ribs and the navel), from ὑπό (hupó, below) + χόνδρος (khóndros, cartilage).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndɹiæk/, /ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndɹiæk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑndɹiæk/, /ˌhaɪpəˈkɑndɹiæk/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˌhɪpoʊˈkɒndɹiæk/, /ˌhɪpəˈkɒndɹiæk/[1]
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Adjective[edit]

hypochondriac (comparative more hypochondriac, superlative most hypochondriac)

  1. Related to, or affected by hypochondria
  2. Related to, or located in the hypochondrium.

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Noun[edit]

hypochondriac (plural hypochondriacs)

  1. A person affected with hypochondria.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jespersen, Otto (1909) A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles (Germanischer Elementar- und Handbücher; 9)‎[1], volume I: Sounds and Spellings, London: George Allen & Unwin, published 1961, § 5.8, page 185.