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noun (melancholies)
  1. (obsolete) Great sadness or depression; gloom.
  2. (dated) black bile
Translations: 
  • Dutch: melancholie
  • French: mélancolie
  • German: Melancholie , Schwermut
  • Italian: malinconia
  • Spanish: melancolí­a
adjective 
  1. Affected with great sadness or depression.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: melancholisch
  • French: mélancolique
  • German: melancholisch, schwermí¼tig
  • Spanish: melancólico , melancólica
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (melancholia) " atrabiliousness", from - (melas, melan-) "black, dark, murky" + (chole) "bile".


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