mania

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mania, from Ancient Greek μανία (manía, madness).

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Noun[edit]

mania (countable and uncountable, plural manias)

  1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity.
  2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; fanaticism.
    • 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.
  3. (psychiatry) The state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels.

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Further reading[edit]

  • mania at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mania or Ancient Greek μανία (manía, madness).

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Noun[edit]

mania f (plural manies)

  1. mania

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mania

  1. mania
Declension[edit]
Inflection of mania (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative mania maniat
genitive manian manioiden
manioitten
partitive maniaa manioita
illative maniaan manioihin
singular plural
nominative mania maniat
accusative nom. mania maniat
gen. manian
genitive manian manioiden
manioitten
maniainrare
partitive maniaa manioita
inessive maniassa manioissa
elative maniasta manioista
illative maniaan manioihin
adessive manialla manioilla
ablative manialta manioilta
allative manialle manioille
essive maniana manioina
translative maniaksi manioiksi
instructive manioin
abessive maniatta manioitta
comitative manioineen
Possessive forms of mania (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person maniani maniamme
2nd person maniasi manianne
3rd person maniansa

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mania

  1. partitive singular of mani

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

mania

  1. first-person singular past historic of manier

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mania, from Ancient Greek μανία (manía, madness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈni.a/
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nìa

Noun[edit]

mania f (plural manie)

  1. mania
  2. habit (if strange)
  3. quirk
  4. bug
  5. one-track mind
    Synonyms: fissazione, assillo, smania, pallino fisso, chiodo fisso
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin imāgō, -inis.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.nja/
  • Rhymes: -anja
  • Hyphenation: mà‧nia

Noun[edit]

mania f (plural manie)

  1. (archaic) A waxen votive image, usually hanged from altars.
    • 1867, Costantino Medici, Leggenda di san Domenico [Legend of Saint Dominic]‎[1], Venice: A. Clementi, page 121:
      Disperatosi dunque d'ogni aiutorio umano botossi a Cristo Signore, et al beato messer san Domenico, e volendo in segno di devozione offrere una mania di cera a quella quantità ch'era elli, tolse un filo di stoppa, e cominciò a misurare la lunghezza e la larghezza del corpo suo.
      Then, unable to hope in any human help, he devoted himself to Christ the Lord, and to the blessed sir Saint Dominic, and wishing to offer, as a sign of devotion, a waxen image in the size he was, he took an oakum thread, and started measuring the length and width of his own body.
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References[edit]

  • mania in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • mania in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek μανία (manía).

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Noun[edit]

mania f (genitive maniae); first declension

  1. craze, mania, madness
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mania maniae
Genitive maniae maniārum
Dative maniae maniīs
Accusative maniam maniās
Ablative maniā maniīs
Vocative mania maniae
Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: mania
  • Old Portuguese: manna
  • Romanian: mânie
  • Albanian: mëri, mëni (disputed)
  • Catalan: mania
  • Danish: mani
  • Dutch: manie
  • English: mania
  • Finnish: mania
  • French: manie
  • German: Manie
  • Irish: máine
  • Norwegian: mani
  • Portuguese: mania
  • Spanish: manía
  • Swedish: mani

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mānia

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural of mānis

References[edit]

  • mania in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mania in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • mania in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mania in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mania or Ancient Greek μανία (manía, madness).

Noun[edit]

mania f (plural manias)

  1. mania (excessive or unreasonable desire)
  2. vice (bad habit)

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Tahitian[edit]

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mania

  1. (of the sea or weather) calm
  2. (figuratively) serene, calm, tranquil, peaceful (state of mind)
  3. dull

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