Me"grim (?), n. [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 nevrous headache, usually periodical and confined to one side of the head.


A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural, lowness of spirits.

These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies. Ford.

3. pl. Far.

A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy.



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Me"grim, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Zool.

The British smooth sole, or scaldfish (Psetta arnoglossa).


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