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What does lunatic have to do with the moon?

Is was thought that the Moon affected insane people, which is why the word Lunatic contains Luna which refers to the moon. It used to be believed (and some people still do b (MORE)
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What is the origin of lunatic?

The word "lunatic" comes from the Latin "luna" meaning moon. This derives from the former belief that changes of the moon caused insanity.
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What does the word lunatic have to do with the moon?

The superstitious belief (related to astrology) was that the Moon, like other heavenly bodies, affected the behavior of people on Earth. The modern version of this is the obse (MORE)

What does the quote The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum mean?

      when someone is in a dreary and sad place (like an asylum) they are most likely to have hope. If they are free and have many things that they take for grante (MORE)
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How long is one lunation?

It is a period of time from one new moon to the next, about 29.5  days
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