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EtymologyEdit

Possibly derived from Ancient Greek παράνοια(paránoia, madness), from παράνοος(paránoos, demented), from παρά(pará, beyond, beside) + νόος(nóos, mind, spirit), with "beside mind" evolving into "beside oneself".

AdjectiveEdit

beside oneself

  1. (idiomatic) Overcome; consumed by an emotion.
    His widow was beside herself with grief.

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