Origin: L hystericus < Gr hysterikos, suffering in the womb, hysterical < hystera, uterus: from the ancient notion that women were hysterical more often than men
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Origin: From Latin hystericus, hysterical
Origin: , from Greek husterikos
Origin: , from husterā, womb (from the former idea that disturbances in the womb caused hysteria).
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