tarantism

a disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to dance, especially prevalent in southern Italy from the 15th to the 17th century and popularly attributed to the bite of a tarantula


A nice word for Halloween, tarantism first entered my life when I read Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House.”

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