maniac etymology

English word maniac comes from Ancient Greek μανία, and later French maniaque (Maniac (insane person) Maniacal.)

Detailed word origin of maniac

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μανία Ancient Greek (grc)
μανιακός Ancient Greek (grc)
maniacus Late Latin (LL)
maniaque French (fra) Maniac (insane person) Maniacal.
maniac English (eng) A fanatic, a person with an obsession.. An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania.

Words with the same origin as maniac

Descendants of μανία