phrenesis

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

phrenesis (countable and uncountable, plural phreneses)

  1. (obsolete, medicine) phrenitis
  2. madness, frenzy

Quotations[edit]

  • "Before the Armada, the Army of Flanders had experienced its share of mutinies or 'furies'--as the ravages of licentious soldiery were called when the phrenesis of indiscipline came over them" - Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe, The Spanish Armada, the Experience of War in 1588, (Oxford, 1988).

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek φρένησις (phrénēsis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

phrenēsis f (genitive phrenēsis); third declension

  1. madness, delirium, frenzy

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative phrenēsis phrenēsēs
Genitive phrenēsis phrenēsium
Dative phrenēsī phrenēsibus
Accusative phrenēsin phrenēsēs
phrenēsīs
Ablative phrenēse phrenēsibus
Vocative phrenēsis phrenēsēs

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