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Lunatics

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Moon-struck persons. The Romans believed that the mind was affected by the moon, and that “lunatics” were more and more frenzied as the moon increased to its full. (See Avertin.)

“The various mental derangements … which have been attributed to the influence of the moon, have given to this day the name lunatics to persons suffering from serious mental disorders.”—Crozier: Popular Errors, chap. iv. p. 53.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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