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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, early 20th century


The inability to remember a particular word or name.

Examples of Lethologica in a sentence

"Her lethologica increased when she was meeting multiple people at a time."

"Use mnemonic devices to avoid lethologica when you're studying for a big test."

About Lethologica

With the Greek word "lethe" for "forgetfulness" and the Greek word "logos" for "word," you can understand "lethologica" as the feeling of being unable to remember a word or a name. It can be a symptom of a medical condition, or it can be a case of forgetfulness.

Did you Know?

The root "lethe" comes from Greek mythology — it's the river in Hades that makes the souls of the dead forget their previous life. "Lethologica" is a somewhat obscure term for being unable to remember a certain word. A related medical condition is called "aphasia," the loss of ability to understand or express speech.

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