AskDefine | Define vertigo

Dictionary Definition

vertigo n : a reeling sensation; feeling about to fall [syn: dizziness, giddiness, lightheadedness] [also: vertigoes (pl), vertigines (pl)]

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Etymology

From vertigo

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˈvɜːtɪgəʊ/, /"v3:tIg@U/
  • (US) /ˈvɝtɪgoʊ/, /"v3`tIgoU/

Noun

  1. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.

Translations

sensation of whirling and loss of balance

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Latin

Noun

vertigo (plural vertiginis)
  1. gyration, giddiness, dizziness

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vertigo in German: Vertigo (Begriffsklärung)
vertigo in Spanish: Vértigo (desambiguación)
vertigo in French: Vertigo
vertigo in Hebrew: ורטיגו
vertigo in Dutch: Vertigo
vertigo in Russian: Vertigo
vertigo in Slovak: Vertigo
vertigo in Finnish: Vertigo
vertigo in Swedish: Vertigo
vertigo in Thai: Vertigo
vertigo in Turkish: Vertigo

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