dementia etymology

English word dementia comes from Latin mens (Intellect. Mind. Reasoning, judgement.), Latin demento (I bewitch. I delude. I make mad or crazy.)

Detailed word origin of dementia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mens Latin (lat) Intellect. Mind. Reasoning, judgement.
demento Latin (lat) I bewitch. I delude. I make mad or crazy.
demens Latin (lat) Out of one's mind or senses; mad, raving, foolish, insane, reckless.
dementia Latin (lat) Madness, insanity.
dementia English (eng) (pathology) A progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Areas particularly affected include memory, attention, judgement, language and problem solving.. Madness or insanity.

Words with the same origin as dementia

Descendants of mens
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