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Webster 1913 Edition


Vertigo

Ver′ti-go

(?; 277)
,
Noun.
;
pl. E.
Vertigoes
(#)
, L.
Vertigines
(#)
.
[L., fr.
vertere
to turn. See
Verse
.]
1.
(Med.)
Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness.
Quain.
2.
(Zool.)
Any one of numerous species of small land snails belonging to the genus
Vertigo
, having an elongated or conical spiral shell and usually teeth in the aperture.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vertigo

VERT'IGO

,
Noun.
[L. from verto, to turn.] Giddiness; dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head, in which objects appear to move in various directions, though stationary, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture.

Definition 2022


vertigo

vertigo

See also: vértigo and vērtīgo

English

Noun

vertigo (countable and uncountable, plural vertigos or vertigoes)

  1. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.
  2. A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness.
  3. The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation.

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Latin

Etymology

From vertō (to spin) + -gō.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /werˈtiː.ɡoː/, [wɛrˈtiː.ɡoː]

Noun

vertīgō f (genitive vertīginis); third declension

  1. gyration, giddiness, dizziness

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vertīgō vertīginēs
genitive vertīginis vertīginum
dative vertīginī vertīginibus
accusative vertīginem vertīginēs
ablative vertīgine vertīginibus
vocative vertīgō vertīginēs

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