nymphomania etymology

English word nymphomania comes from Latin nympha, English -mania (Compulsion or obsession.)

Detailed word origin of nymphomania

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nympha Latin (lat) Bride, mistress. Nymph (mythical demi-goddess). Pupa or nymph of an insect. Young woman.
-mania English (eng) Compulsion or obsession.
nymphomania English (eng) Excess of sexual behaviour or desire in women.

Words with the same origin as nymphomania

Descendants of nympha
nymph
Descendants of -mania
Fridamania Gazzamania Henmania Jennermania Leomania Obamamania Pottermania andromania balletomania clinomania ethnomania hydromania kleptomania matrimania narcomaniac onomamania pathomania photomania phytomania plutomania polkamania thanatomania theomaniac zoomania