истерить

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the noun истерия, from the ancient Greek ὑστέρα for uterus (ancient medicine explained psychological disorders through problems with the uterus), further from the Russian истерика — a formal borrowing from the Latin hysterica (passiō) "sickness of the nerves," from which is derived the German Hysterie for hysteria.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪsʲtʲɪ'rʲitʲ/

VerbEdit

истери́ть (isterítʹimpf

  1. (colloquial) to be given to hysterics, to throw a tantrum, to have a fit

ConjugationEdit

Last modified on 19 October 2013, at 13:40