Word of the day

The word for today is…

zoanthropy (noun) – (Psychology) A derangement of the mind in which the patient believes he or she is an animal or beast.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Form of insanity in which a man imagines himself to be another type of beast, 1845, from French zoanthrope or directly from Modern Latin zoanthropia, from Greek zoion “animal” (from PIE root *gwei- “to live”) + anthropos “man”.

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