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- a delusional mental illness in which a person believes himself or herself to be God or specially chosen by God, as to found a religious order.
Origin of theomania
Related formsthe·o·ma·ni·ac [thee-oh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌθi oʊˈmeɪ niˌæk/, noun
From New Latin,
dating back to 1855–60;
see origin at theo-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for theomania
Like Tolstoy, Nietzsche suffered from theomania and prophecy madness.
Dæmonomania differs widely from the mental disease called Theomania.
British Dictionary definitions for theomania
Derived Formstheomaniac, noun
- religious madness, esp when it takes the form of believing oneself to be a god
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