Oneirism



oneirism o·nei·rism (ō-nī’rĭz’əm)
n.
An abnormal state of consciousness in which dreamlike, often disturbing illusions are experienced while awake.

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  • Oneiro-

    combining form 1. indicating a dream: oneirocritic before vowels oneir-, word-forming element meaning “dream,” from Greek oneiros “a dream,” from PIE *oner- “dream.”

  • Oneirocritic

    [oh-nahy-ruh-krit-ik] /oʊˌnaɪ rəˈkrɪt ɪk/ noun 1. an interpreter of dreams. /əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪk/ noun 1. a person who interprets dreams n. “a judge or interpreter of dreams,” 1650s from Greek oneirokritikos “pertaining to the interpretation of dreams,” from oneirokrites “interpreter of dreams,” from oneiros “a dream” (see oneiro-) + krites “discerner, judge” (see critic).



  • Oneirocritical

    [oh-nahy-ruh-krit-ik] /oʊˌnaɪ rəˈkrɪt ɪk/ noun 1. an interpreter of dreams. /əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪk/ noun 1. a person who interprets dreams adj. 1580s, from oneiro- + critic + -al (1). n. “a judge or interpreter of dreams,” 1650s from Greek oneirokritikos “pertaining to the interpretation of dreams,” from oneirokrites “interpreter of dreams,” from oneiros “a dream” (see oneiro-) […]

  • Oneirocriticism

    [oh-nahy-ruh-krit-uh-siz-uh m] /oʊˌnaɪ rəˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. the art of interpreting dreams.



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