schizophrenia etymology

English word schizophrenia comes from Ancient Greek σχίζω (split) and Ancient Greek φρήν (mind), and it reached English through German Schizophrenie

Detailed word origin of schizophrenia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
φρήν Ancient Greek (grc) mind, heart
σχίζω Ancient Greek (grc) split
Schizophrenie German (deu) Schizophrenia.
schizophrenia New Latin (la-new)
schizophrenia English (eng) (informal, figurative) Any condition in which disparate or mutually exclusive activities coexist.. (pathology) A psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness characterised by abnormal perception, thinking, behavior and emotion, often marked by delusions.

Words with the same origin as schizophrenia

Descendants of φρήν
frantic frenzy schizophrenic