vertigo

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See also: vértigo and vērtīgo

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From Latin vertīgō.

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vertigo (countable and uncountable, plural vertigos or vertigoes)

  1. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.
  2. A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness.
  3. The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vertō (to spin) +‎ -gō.

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vertīgō f (genitive vertīginis); third declension

  1. gyration, giddiness, dizziness

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vertīgō vertīginēs
genitive vertīginis vertīginum
dative vertīginī vertīginibus
accusative vertīginem vertīginēs
ablative vertīgine vertīginibus
vocative vertīgō vertīginēs

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