Megrim definition

mēgrĭm
A migraine.
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A caprice or fancy.
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Depression or unhappiness.
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(archaic) A whim, fancy, or fad.
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(rare) Low spirits; the blues.
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A migraine.
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A caprice or fancy.
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Depression or unhappiness.
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(now rare) A headache; a migraine. [from 15th c.]
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(in the plural) Depression, low spirits, unhappiness. [from 16th c.]
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(now rare) A fancy, a whim, a caprice. [from 16th c.]
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(in the plural) Any of various diseases of animals, especially horses, marked by a disturbance of equilibrium and abnormal gait and behaviour such as staggers or a sudden vertigo, sometimes followed by unconsciousness; the staggers. [from 17th c.]
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A type of European deep water flatfish, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis; the whiff or sail-fluke.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
megrim
Plural:
megrims

Origin of megrim

  • Middle English migrem variant of migraine migraine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French migraigne, from Vulgar Latin pronunciation of Late Latin hemicrania (“pain in one half of the head"), from Ancient Greek ἡμικρᾱνίᾰ (hemikrania), from ἡμι- (hÄ“mi-, “hemi-, half") + κρανίον (kranion, “skull") (from whence also cranium). Compare migraine, hemicrania.

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  • Origin unknown.

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