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Line breaks: meg¦rim
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːɡrɪm
 
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noun

archaic
1 (megrims) Depression; low spirits: exercise could banish most megrims
More example sentences
  • Women have moods and megrims.
2A whim or fancy: he moved from city to city on the whims and megrims of his employer
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  • Converted, she, by the great grief that had befallen her friends; made ashamed of whining over megrims when death and shame were making havoc in the little home.

Origin

late Middle English: variant of migraine.

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  • migraine from (Late Middle English):

    People unfortunate enough to suffer from migraine know that this sort of throbbing headache usually affects one side of the head—reflected in the origin of the word. It is a highly shortened form of Greek hemi- ‘half’ and kranion ‘skull’, the source of English cranium (mid 16th century). Until the 20th century the form megrim, also used for a fit of being difficult, was more common than migraine.

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megrim2

Line breaks: meg¦rim
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːɡrɪm
 
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noun

1A deep-water flatfish of the European Atlantic coast. Also called sail-fluke, whiff2.
  • Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis, family Scophthalmidae (or Bothidae)
Example sentences
  • Even though this rig is especially good for gurnards, it also proves superbly successful for dabs, plaice, megrim, even small turbot and brill, also haddock, cod and whiting.
  • Additionally from Wednesday last Ireland's fishing industry was ordered to stop fishing for monkfish, prawns, white pollack and megrims as the country's quota for the current year had already been reached.
  • We welcome the decision to increase the quotas for monkfish, megrim and haddock in the southwestern waters.
1.1 another term for scaldfish.
Example sentences
  • The term would include flatfish belonging to the genera Citharus, Lepidorhombus, Arnoglossus, and Bothus; the English terms 'megrim' and 'scaldfish' apply to some, but some Mediterranean species have no English names.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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  • migraine from (Late Middle English):

    People unfortunate enough to suffer from migraine know that this sort of throbbing headache usually affects one side of the head—reflected in the origin of the word. It is a highly shortened form of Greek hemi- ‘half’ and kranion ‘skull’, the source of English cranium (mid 16th century). Until the 20th century the form megrim, also used for a fit of being difficult, was more common than migraine.

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