paralysis

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Borrowed from Latin paralysis, from Ancient Greek παράλυσις (parálusis, palsy), from παραλύειν (paralúein, to disable on one side), from παρά (pará, beside) + λύειν (lúein, loosen). Doublet of palsy.

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paralysis (countable and uncountable, plural paralyses)

  1. (pathology) The complete loss of voluntary control of part of person's body, such as one or more limbs.
  2. A state of being inable to act.
    The government has been in a paralysis since it lost its majority in the parliament.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek παράλυσις (parálusis, palsy).

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paralysis f (genitive paralysis); third declension

  1. paralysis, palsy

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Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative paralysis paralysēs
Genitive paralysis paralysium
Dative paralysī paralysibus
Accusative paralysem
paralysim
paralysēs
paralysīs
Ablative paralyse
paralysī
paralysibus
Vocative paralysis paralysēs

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