Megrim - #456

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Dec 21 2018 15

Today’s word of the day is megrim. It’s spelled M-E-G-R-I-M. Megrim is a noun that means dizziness or vertigo. 

Although it’s often used as a synonym of migraine, megrim is actually a broader term that may refer to dizziness in the head as well as the typical symptoms migraines. 

Both migraine and megrim come from the Greek word hermikrania (her me CRAY nee uh) which refer to what English speakers today call a migraine. 

That stressful day at work took a toll on me. I left the office with a crippling megrim.

The spelling of megrim is M-E-G-R-I-M.