ME'GRIM, n. [ L. hemicrania, half the head.] Properly, a pain in the side of the head; hence, a disorder of the head; vertigo.
ME'GRIM, n. [Fr. migraine, corrupted from L. and G. hemicrania, half the head.]
Properly, a neuralgic pain in the side of the head; periodical headache, characterized by a vehement pain confined to one side of the head, sometimes to one side of the forehead, and usually periodical, i.e. either exacerbating and unremitting, or absolutely intermittent.
- A kind of sick or nervous headache, usually
periodical and confined to one side of the head.
- The British smooth sole, or scaldfish
- A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp.,
in the plural, lowness of spirits.
- A sudden vertigo
in a horse, succeeded sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an
excess of blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy.