noun, plural de·lir·i·ums, de·lir·i·a [dih-leer-ee-uh] /dɪˈlɪər i ə/.
Origin of delirium
Examples from the Web for semi-delirium
And then what about your trembling, what about your bell-ringing in your illness, in semi-delirium?Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
Night after night would these attacks of semi-delirium come upon her, though in the day she seemed pretty well.The Shadow of Ashlydyat|Mrs. Henry Wood
Fever came on, and in semi-delirium we imagined that we were taking part in a bull-fight; warring with infuriated animals.Glories of Spain|Charles W. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for semi-delirium
noun plural -liriums or -liria (-ˈlɪrɪə)
Word Origin for delirium
Word Origin and History for semi-delirium
1590s, from Latin delirium "madness," from deliriare "be crazy, rave," literally "go off the furrow," a plowing metaphor, from phrase de lire, from de "off, away" (see de-) + lira "furrow, earth thrown up between two furrows," from PIE *leis- "track, furrow."