frantic etymology

English word frantic comes from Latin phreniticus

Detailed word origin of frantic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phreniticus Latin (lat)
phreneticus Late Latin (LL)
frenetique Old French (fro)
frentik Middle English (enm)
frantic English (eng) (archaic) A person who is insane or mentally unstable, madman. (archaic) Insane, mentally unstable.. Extremely energetic. In a state of panic, worry, frenzy or rush.

Words with the same origin as frantic

Descendants of phreniticus
frenetic