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


a delusional mental illness in which a person believes himself or herself to be God or specially chosen by God, as to found a religious order.

Origin of theomania

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at theo-, -mania
Related formsthe·o·ma·ni·ac [thee-oh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌθi oʊˈmeɪ niˌæk/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for theomania

Historical Examples of theomania

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


    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



religious madness, esp when it takes the form of believing oneself to be a god
Derived Formstheomaniac, noun
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