Origin of amnesia
Examples from the Web for amnesia
For Americans, World War I rests in a dark valley of amnesia between the glowing peaks of the Civil War and World War II.
On the negative side, the sheer tonnage of opinions can overwhelm and cause a degree of amnesia.
They were responding to that amnesia—our parents looked the other way.
But how many sleep-deprived nights are you prepared to spend in nightspots like Les Caves du Roy, Amnesia, or Billionaire?Simon de Pury: Visiting 16 Studios of Los Angeles’s Top Artists|Simon de Pury|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Anand Veeravagu on the rare form of amnesia that can strike without warning.Transient Global Amnesia: What Total Memory Loss Is Like|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|July 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some kind of hysteria and amnesia hit you while we were there.The Memory of Mars|Raymond F. Jones
Most students of hypnosis equate the phenomenon of amnesia with the somnambulistic state.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
For the name of the princess there is amnesia, as well as for the reason for his moon walking.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger
Mental acuity of this grade combined with amnesia looks more like an hysterical than a manic-depressive process.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
Curious problems arise from the nature itself of amnesia, its degree, its mechanism, problems impossible to treat here.Metapsychical Phenomena|J. Maxwell
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Word Origin for amnesia
Word Origin and History for amnesia
"loss of memory," 1786 (as a Greek word in English from 1670s), Modern Latin, coined from Greek amnesia "forgetfulness," from a-, privative prefix, "not" (see a- (3)) + mimneskesthai "to recall, cause to remember," a reduplicated form related to Greek mnemnon "mindful," mneme "memory," mnasthai "to remember;" from PIE root *men- "to think, remember" (see mind (n.)).
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Culture definitions for amnesia
A loss of memory, especially one brought on by some distressing or shocking experience.