[muh-lam-puh s] /məˈlæm pəs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the first seer and healer: his ears were licked by serpents he had raised, enabling him to understand the speech and wisdom of animals.
1. variant of before a vowel: melanism.
[mel-uh n-koh-lee-uh, -kohl-yuh] /ˌmɛl ənˈkoʊ li ə, -ˈkoʊl yə/ noun 1. a mental condition characterized by great depression of spirits and gloomy forebodings. 2. Psychiatry. . /ˌmɛlənˈkəʊlɪə/ noun 1. a former name for depression n. 1690s, from Modern Latin melancholia (see melancholy). melancholia mel·an·cho·li·a (měl’ən-kō’lē-ə) n. A mental disorder characterized by depression, apathy, and withdrawal. […]
- Melancholia attonita
melancholia attonita melancholia at·ton·i·ta (ə-tŏn’ĭ-tə) n. The catatonic state in schizophrenia that is characterized by immobility and muscular rigidity. Also called melancholia stuporosa.
[mel-uh n-koh-lee-ak] /ˌmɛl ənˈkoʊ liˌæk/ adjective 1. affected with . noun 2. a person who is affected with . n. 1863, from melancholy. Earlier in same sense was melancholian (mid-14c.).