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Megrimn. [OE. migrim, migrene, F. migraine, LL. hemigrania, L. hemicrania, hemicranium, Gr. ; - half + skull. See Hemi- and Cranium, and cf. Hemicrania, Migraine.].
  •  A kind of sick or nervous headache, usually periodical and confined to one side of the head; now more commonly called migraine headache or migraine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural, lowness of spirits.  [1913 Webster]
    "These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy.  Youatt.  [1913 Webster]
Megrimn. [Etymol. uncertain.].
     The British smooth sole, or scaldfish (Psetta arnoglossa).  [1913 Webster]


Megrim, n.
1 archaic migraine.
2 a whim, a fancy.
3 (in pl.) a depression; low spirits. b staggers, vertigo in horses etc.

Megrim, n. any deep-water flat-fish of the family Lepidorhombus, esp. L. whiffiagonis. Also called sail-fluke.

19th c.: orig. unkn.

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