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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French melancolique, from Ancient Greek μελαγχολικός (melankholikós); equivalent to malencolie +‎ -ik.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /malənˈkɔːlik/, /maˈlɛnkɔlik/, /mɛlənˈkɔːlik/, /mɛˈlɛnkɔlik/

AdjectiveEdit

malencolik

  1. Made of or containing black bile or melancholy.
  2. Under the influence of or governed by black bile.
  3. Having one's mood changed by black bile; depressed or raging.
  4. Due to the influence or presence of black bile.
  5. (rare) Affected by a disease caused by too much black bile.
  6. (rare) Having a proclivity to produce black bile.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: melancholic (remodelled after Greek)

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