maniac
noun Etymology: Late Latin maniacus maniacal, from Greek maniakos, from mania Date: circa 1763 1. madman, lunatic 2. a person characterized by an inordinate or ungovernable enthusiasm for something

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  • Maniac — (from Greek μανιακός, maniakos) may refer to: A person who exhibits the behaviour known as mania A classification of serial killer MANIAC I, an early computer Maniac, a pac man/hangman combination computer game designed to natively run on early… …   Wikipedia

  • Maniac — steht für: MANIAC I, 1952 unter der Leitung von Nicholas Metropolis gebauter Computer MANIAC II, 1957 gebauter Computer Maniac (1980), Slasher Film von 1980 Maniac (Lied), ein Lied des US amerikanischen Musikers Michael Sembello von 1983 Maniac! …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • maniac — MANIÁC, Ă, maniaci, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. (Persoană) care suferă de o manie (1); p.ext. (om) care este obsedat de o idee fixă sau care manifestă o preocupare exagerată pentru ceva, având adesea deprinderi ciudate; tipicar. [pr.: ni ac] – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • MANIAC —   [Abk. für Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator and Computer, dt. »mathematischer Analysierer, numerischer Integrator und Computer«], 1952 in Betrieb genommener Nachfolger des ENIAC …   Universal-Lexikon

  • maniac — [mā′nē ak΄] adj. [ML maniacus] of, having, or showing mania; maniacal n. 1. a wildly or violently insane person; madman; lunatic 2. a person who has an excessive or persistent enthusiasm, liking, or desire for something [a football maniac] …   English World dictionary

  • Maniac — Ma ni*ac, a. [F. maniaque. See {Mania}.] Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maniac — ma ni*ac, n. A raving lunatic; a madman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -maniac — [mā′nē ak΄] combining form 1. forming nouns a person affected by a (specified) mania [kleptomaniac] 2. forming adjectives affected by a (specified) mania * * * …   Universalium

  • mâniac — mâniác, mâniáci, s.m. (înv.) scamator, măscărici. Trimis de blaurb, 06.07.2006. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

  • maniac — (adj.) c.1600, pertaining to mania; insane, from Fr. maniaque (14c.), from L.L. maniacus, from Gk. maniakos, from mania (see MANIA (Cf. mania)). Borrowed at first in French form; Latinized in English from 1727. The noun is attested from 1763,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • maniac — *insane, mad, crazy, crazed, demented, deranged, lunatic, non compos mentis Analogous words: *irrational, unreasonable Contrasted words: *rational, reasonable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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