lack of intellectual development; imbecility; severe mental retardation.
amentia shows itself negatively and passively; dementia, positively and energetically.
Dderlein’s Hand-book of Latin Synonymes Ludwig Dderlein
severe mental deficiency, usually congenital Compare dementia
“mental deficiency,” late 14c., from Latin amentia “madness,” from amentem “mad,” from a- “away from” + mentem “mind” (see mind (n.)).
amentia a·men·tia (ā-měn’shə, -shē-ə, ə-měn’-)
Insufficient mental development or functioning.
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the offspring of an and an , especially one whose father is . of mixed and descent. noun a person of mixed American and Asian parentage; used especially to refer to someone with an American father and an Asian mother adjective of or relating to Amerasians 1966, noun and adjective, from American + Asian; coined […]
(def 1). any of the indigenous languages of the American Indians. American Indian. Historical Examples She had slipped out of the conventionalized Amerind outfit to which Bordman was accustomed. Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins And that has often since suggested to me our national policy in treating the Amerind. The Indians of the Painted Desert […]