paralysis

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Etymology[edit]

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

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paralysis ‎(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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Noun[edit]

paralysis f ‎(genitive paralysis); third declension

  1. paralysis, palsy

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

Number Singular Plural
nominative paralysis paralysēs
genitive paralysis paralysium
dative paralysī paralysibus
accusative paralysem
paralysim
paralysēs
paralysīs
ablative paralyse
paralysī
paralysibus
vocative paralysis paralysēs