"nervous disorder peculiar to Siberia, in which the patient mimics everything said or done by another," from Russian, literally "to be epileptic."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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It is not stated that the subjects of miryachit do what they are told to do.
- A nervous disease observed in Siberia, similar to latah.
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