mania-, -mania, -maniac, -maniacal, -manic, -manically, -maniacally

(Greek: a specific mental disorder or obsessive preoccupation with something; madness, frenzy; obsession, or abnormal desire for or with something or someone; also, an excessive enthusiasm or fondness for something that is not safe or advantageous)

An overly enthusiastic desire for what is Teutonic or German.
thalassomania (s) (noun), thalassomanias (pl)
An intense fascination with or interest in the sea: Having a condition of thalassomania, or an abnormal love of large bodies of water, Jane loved the ocean more than anything else, so she made sure that she always lived as close to the ocean as possible.
1. An abnormal obsession with death or suicidal mania.
2. Death by means of autosuggestion.
3. An illness or death resulting from a belief in the efficacy of magic, a phenomenon observed among those primitive societies, or illiterate and superstitious people; who believe in the power of evil spirits, spells, curses, and control over one's bodily processes, with such belief and resulting fear manifesting itself as psychosomatic illness and even death.
theatromania (s) (noun), theatromanias (pl)
An excessive fondness for going to plays and entertainment centers: Karl's aunt seemed to have a theatromania for attending one or more theatrical performances every week when they were available in the city where she was living.
theomania (s) (noun), theomanias (pl)
1. Delusion of being inspired by God.
2. A delusion that one is God.
3. A madness that is reputedly caused or inspired by God.
4. Religious insanity; especially that in which the patient thinks he or she is a deity or has divine inspiration to carry out some divine mission.
theomaniac (s) (noun), theomaniacs (pl)
A person who tends to lead religious cults often with destructive objectives.
theomorphism (s) (noun), theomorphisms (pl)
1. A presentation or a condition of being in the image or likeness of God.
2. That which is shaped or formed like a deity or a god.
One who has a mania (madness) for hunting wild beasts.
1. A compulsion to collect objects or clothing belonging to females.
2. The paraphilia involving sexual attraction from collecting objects and items of clothing belonging to women.
A mental disorder associated with hyperthyroidism.
A mania for collecting postage stamps.
An uncontrollable compulsion to scratch.
tocomania (s) (noun), tocomanias (pl)
An excessive desire for childbirth: Ruth was pregnant for the first time and, since she was overly excited, she started buying clothes and other commodities after the first weeks of being expectant, and her friends thought she had a case of tocomania.
1. An unusual interest in surgery; that is, abnormal desires to have operations.
2. An irrational desire to use operative procedures by either a doctor or a patient.
1. A morbid and intense craving for poisons.
2. A morbid urge to poison oneself.

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Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "anger, angry; rage, wrath, fury; rave": fur-, furi-; ira-; lysso-; rab-, rav-.