a lack or loss of bodily strength; bodily weakness
Origin of astheniaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek astheneia, weakness ; from a-, without + sthenos, strength
Loss or lack of bodily strength; weakness; debility.
Origin of astheniaNew Latin, from Greek astheneia, from asthen&emacron;s, weak : a-, without; see a–1 + sthenos, strength; see segh- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural asthenias)
- (medicine) weakness; loss of strength
From Ancient Greek ἀσθένεια (asthénia), from ἀσθενής (asthenḗs, “sick, weak”), from ἀ- (a, “not, un-”) + σθένος (thénos, “strength”).