giddiness vs vertigo what difference

what is difference between giddiness and vertigo

English

Etymology

giddy +‎ -ness

Noun

giddiness (countable and uncountable, plural giddinesses)

  1. The state of being giddy.

Synonyms

  • (for what is described in senses 1 and 2 of giddy) dizziness, vertigo

Translations

(for what is described in senses 1 and 2 of giddy)

Anagrams

  • disdeigns


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vertīgō.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɜːtɪɡəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɝtɪɡoʊ/

Noun

vertigo (countable and uncountable, plural vertigos or vertigoes)

  1. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.
  2. A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness.
  3. The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation.

Synonyms

  • dizziness
  • giddiness

Derived terms

  • vertiginous

Translations

Anagrams

  • Gerovit

Czech

Noun

vertigo n

  1. vertigo

Synonyms

  • závrať

Related terms

  • See verš

Further reading

  • vertigo in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Latin

Etymology

From an earlier unattested *verticō, from vertex (whirlwind, top) +‎ , later reanalyzed as vertō (to spin) +‎ -īgō.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /u̯erˈtiː.ɡoː/, [u̯ɛɾˈt̪iːɡoː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /verˈti.ɡo/, [vɛrˈt̪iːɡɔ]

Noun

vertīgō f (genitive vertīginis); third declension

  1. gyration, giddiness, dizziness

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Derived terms

  • vertīginōsus

Descendants

  • Catalan: vertigen
  • English: vertigo
  • Spanish: vértigo
  • French: vertige
  • Galician: vertixe
  • Italian: vertigine
  • Portuguese: vertigem

References

  • vertigo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vertigo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vertigo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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