hysteria etymology

English word hysteria comes from Ancient Greek ὑστέρα, and later Latin hystericus (Hysterical.)

Detailed word origin of hysteria

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὑστέρα Ancient Greek (grc)
ὑστερικός Ancient Greek (grc)
hystericus Latin (lat) Hysterical.
hysteric English (eng) Hysterical. A hysterical person.
hysteria New Latin (la-new)
hysteria English (eng) (medicine) A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability etc. without an organic cause.. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.

Words with the same origin as hysteria

Descendants of ὑστέρα
hysterical