Origin of -lalia
Words nearby -lalia
WORDS THAT USE -LALIA
What does -lalia mean?
The combining form -lalia is used like a suffix meaning “abnormal or disordered speech.” It is occasionally used in medical terms, especially in pathology.
The form -lalia comes from Greek laliá, meaning “talking” or “chatter.”
Examples of -lalia
A medical term you may have come across that uses the form -lalia is glossolalia, “incomprehensible speech in an imaginary language, sometimes occurring in a trance state, an episode of religious ecstasy, or schizophrenia.” One form of glossolalia is “speaking in tongues.”
The glosso- part of the word means “tongue, word, speech,” from Greek glôssa. As we have already seen, -lalia means “abnormal or disordered speech.” Glossolalia literally translates to “disordered speech.”
What are some words that use the combining form -lalia?
What are some other forms that -lalia may be commonly confused with?
Break it down!
The combining form brady- means “slow.” With this in mind, what does bradylalia literally mean?
How to use -lalia in a sentence
Then, as a tremendous crashing sea came over the waist, all the women but Lalia bolted and left us alone.Rdan The Devil And Other Stories|Louis Becke
Some pious persons have called, among them a very devoted pasteur with his daughter, whose name is Lalia.Eli and Sibyl Jones|Rufus Matthew Jones