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- 1Greek lexis speech ( from legein to speak ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.) -ia 1
(countable and uncountable, plural alexias)
Ancient Greek ἀ (a, “not”) + λέξις (leksis, “speech”) + English -ia.
- A female given name .
Feminine form of Alexius.