- partial or slight paralysis
- a disease of the brain caused by syphilis of the central nervous system and characterized by inflammation of the meninges, dementia, paralytic attacks, etc.in full general paresis
Origin of paresisModern Latin from Classical Greek from parienai, to relax from para- (see para-) + hienai, to set in motion (see jet)
- Slight or partial paralysis.
- General paresis.
Origin of paresisGreek act of letting go, paralysis from parīenai to let fall para- beside ; see para- 1. hīenai to throw ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
From Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¬ÏÎµÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (paresis, “letting go, paralysis"), from Ï€Î±ÏÎ¹ÎÎ½Î±Î¹ (parienai, “relax"), from Ï€Î±ÏÎ±- (para-) + á¼°ÎÎ½Î±Î¹ (ienai, “let go").