melancholy

noun

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Origin

Middle English: from Old French melancolie, via late Latin from Greek melankholia, from melas, melan- ‘black’ + kholē ‘bile’, an excess of which was formerly believed to cause depression.

Pronunciation

  • melancholy /ˈmɛlənkəli/