One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inability, or loss of the ability, to speak, especially as a result of defective intelligence or cerebral disease; (in later use) specifically reduction in the amount of spontaneous speech or in the content of speech (as a symptom of schizophrenia).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From French alogie, with remodelling of the ending after formations in -ia.
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