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)

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

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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