miryachit

n.

"nervous disorder peculiar to Siberia, in which the patient mimics everything said or done by another," from Russian, literally "to be epileptic."


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miryachit

[mîr-yächĭt]

n.

A nervous disease observed in Siberia, similar to latah.
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