a loss of the ability to read, caused by lesions of the brain; word blindness
Origin of alexiaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek a-, without + lexis, word, speech ; from legein, to speak: see logic
Loss of the ability to read, usually caused by brain lesions. Also called word blindness.
Origin of alexiaa–1 + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots) + –ia1.
(countable and uncountable, plural alexias)
Ancient Greek ἀ (a, “not”) + λέξις (leksis, “speech”) + English -ia.
- A female given name .
Feminine form of Alexius.