- The inability to remember a particular word or name.
“My lethologica increases when meeting multiple people at a time.”
“Use mnemonic devices to avoid lethologica when you’re studying for a big test.”
“I suffer from lethologica until I’ve had at least two cups of coffee.
Greek, early 20th century
Why this word?
“Lethe” comes from Greek mythology — it’s the river in Hades that makes the souls of the dead forget their previous lives. “Lethologica” is a somewhat-obscure term for being unable to remember a certain word or name. A related medical condition is called “aphasia” — “the loss of ability to understand or express speech.”
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