Definitions for lyssa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness(noun)

    an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lyssa(noun)


  2. Origin: [NL. See Lytta.]


  1. Lyssa

    In Greek mythology, Lyssa was the spirit of mad rage, frenzy and rabies in animals. She was closely related to the Maniae, the goddesses of madness and insanity. Her Roman equivalent was variously named Ira, Furor, or Rabies. Sometimes she was multiplied into a host of Irae and Furores.

Anagrams for lyssa »

  1. lassy

  2. slays


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