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  • Historically, people thought that hysteria ( "hyster" is Greek, meaning "womb") was a condition where the uterus was revolting against sexual deprivation.

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  • In her letter (last Sunday) Laura Baldi refers to the letter of Francis Rogers (Dec. 3) and the need to replace the prefix "hyster" with the more accurate word "ureter."

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  • My good old Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has this to say about hyster- or hystero- comb form French or Latin, French hyster-, from Latin hyster-, from Greek, from hystera 1: womb.

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  • This reminds me of my long-cherished confusion of hyster–(Greek huster, womb) with histori (from historein, to inquire, & histr, learned man).

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  • One hyster - ical seaman rushed towards Nornos Rique screaming.

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  • "But I say, sir, don't say as that hyster soup aren't good."

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  • "Blest if the place don't look just like the inside of one of them big hyster-shells that they get the pearls out of!"

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  • I ended up having 9 lap surgeries for endometriosis and then when 2nd child was 6 weeks old I had a hyster.

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