vesania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vesania, from vesanus ‘mad’, from ve- ‘not’ + sanus ‘sane’.

Noun[edit]

vesania (uncountable)

  1. Madness, insanity, mental derangement.
    • 2003: Overall, Cullen defined insanity (‘vesania’) as a nervous disorder. — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 311)
    • 1894: American Journal of Insanity (Baltimore, MD), Jul. 1894: It is a morbid condition, consisting of exacerbations of pruriginous sensations in the hairy parts of the body, accompanied by a vesania, that leads the subjects to try to get relief by pulling out the hairs...

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin vēsānia, derived from vēsānus (mad, insane).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /veˈza.nja/
  • Rhymes: -anja
  • Hyphenation: ve‧sà‧nia

Noun[edit]

vesania f (plural vesanie)

  1. (literary) madness, insanity
    Synonyms: follia, (literary) insania, pazzia

References[edit]

  • vesania in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vēsānus (mad, insane), from (out) + sānus (sane, healthy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vēsānia f (genitive vēsāniae); first declension

  1. madness, insanity

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vēsānia vēsāniae
Genitive vēsāniae vēsāniārum
Dative vēsāniae vēsāniīs
Accusative vēsāniam vēsāniās
Ablative vēsāniā vēsāniīs
Vocative vēsānia vēsāniae

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: vesania

References[edit]

  • vesania in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vesania in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vesania in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vesania f (plural vesanias)

  1. madness, insanity
    • 2015 July 26, “Recuperar África”, in El País[1]:
      Como lo es Nigeria, donde la vesania de Boko Haram se extiende a Chad y Camerún.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. rage

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