- Old-fashioned depression (sense )
- depression of spirits; melancholy
Origin of melancholiaModern Latin ; from LL: see melancholy
Origin of melancholiaLate Latin, melancholy; see melancholy.
(countable and uncountable, plural melancholias)
From Late Latin melancholia, which was in turn borrowed from the Ancient Greek medical term Î¼ÎµÎ»Î±Î³Ï‡Î¿Î»Î¯Î± (melankholia, “blackness of the bile").