Origin of prosopagnosiaModern Latin from Classical Greek pros?pon, person, face (see prosopopoeia) + agn?sia, ignorance: see agnosia
Origin of prosopagnosiaGreek prosōpon face, character ; see prosopopeia . agnōsiā agnosia ; see agnosia .
(countable and uncountable, plural prosopagnosias)
Apparently derived from the German title of a 1947 paper by neurologist Joachim Bodamer describing the condition, titled Die Prosop-Agnosie, derived from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÏŒÏƒÏ‰Ï€Î¿Î½ (prosopon, “face") and á¼€Î³Î½Ï‰ÏƒÎ¯Î± (agnosia, “non-knowledge").