[ thee-oh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]

  1. a delusional mental illness in which a person believes that they are to be God or specially chosen by God, as to found a religious order.

Origin of theomania

First recorded in 1850–55; New Latin; theo- + -mania

Other words from theomania

  • the·o·ma·ni·ac [thee-oh-mey-nee-ak], /ˌθi oʊˈmeɪ niˌæk/, noun

Words Nearby theomania Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use theomania in a sentence

  • Like Tolstoy, Nietzsche suffered from theomania and prophecy madness.

    Egoists | James Huneker
  • Dæmonomania differs widely from the mental disease called theomania.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience | J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

British Dictionary definitions for theomania


/ (ˌθɪəˈmeɪnɪə) /

  1. religious madness, esp when it takes the form of believing oneself to be a god

Derived forms of theomania

  • theomaniac, noun

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