“nervous disorder peculiar to Siberia, in which the patient mimics everything said or done by another,” from Russian, literally “to be epileptic.”
miryachit mir·ya·chit (mēr-yä’chĭt)
A nervous disease observed in Siberia, similar to latah.
[mur-zuh; Persian meer-zah] /ˈmɜr zə; Persian ˈmir zɑ/ noun, (in Persia, or Iran) 1. a royal prince (placed after the name when used as a title). 2. (a title of honor for men, prefixed to the name). /ˈmɜːzə; mɪəˈzɑː/ noun (in Iran) 1. a title of respect placed before the surname of an official, scholar, […]
1. a prefix applied to various parts of speech, meaning “ill,” “mistaken,” “wrong,” “wrongly,” “incorrectly,” or simply negating: mistrial; misprint; mistrust. 1. variant of before some vowels: misanthrope. prefix 1. wrong, bad, or erroneous; wrongly, badly, or erroneously: misunderstanding, misfortune, misspelling, mistreat, mislead 2. lack of; not: mistrust prefix 1. a variant of miso- prefix […]
[uh-kyoozd] /əˈkyuzd/ adjective 1. charged with a crime, wrongdoing, fault, etc.: the accused boy. noun 2. a person or persons charged in a court of law with a crime, offense, etc. (often preceded by the). /əˈkjuːzd/ noun 1. (law) the accused, the defendant or defendants appearing on a criminal charge n. “person charged with a […]
[akt] /ækt/ noun 1. anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act. 2. the process of doing: caught in the act. 3. a formal decision, law, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decree or edict; statute; judgment, resolve, or award: an act of Congress. 4. […]