Origin of phreno-
British Dictionary definitions for phreno-
before a vowel phren-
Word Origin for phreno-
Word Origin and History for phreno-
before vowels phren-, word-forming element meaning "mind," also "diaphragm," from Greek phreno-, comb. form of phrene properly "diaphragm, muscle which parts the abdomen from the thorax;" in Homer extended to "parts around the heart, breast," hence "heart" (as a seat of passions), "mind, seat of thoughts, wits, senses," of unknown origin.