moonstruck etymology

English word moonstruck comes from English moon, English struck

Detailed word origin of moonstruck

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
moon English (eng) (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.. Any natural satellite of a planet.. (with "the") Earth's only natural satellite.. A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.. The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated [...]
struck English (eng)
moonstruck English (eng) (by extension) Showing irrational behaviour, especially of a romantic or sentimental nature.. (obsolete) Crazy or insane when affected by the phases of the Moon.. (obsolete) Made sick, or (like fishes) unsuitable for food, by the supposed influence of the Moon.