Definition of mania a potu in English:

mania a potu

noun

Medicine
historical
  • A mental disorder attributed to alcoholic consumption, usually thought to be characterized by extreme excitement and violent behaviour, but sometimes identified with delirium tremens.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin mania a potu, lit. ‘madness from drink’ from post-classical Latin mania + classical Latin ā from + pōtū, ablative singular of pōtus drink.

Pronunciation

mania a potu

/ˈmeɪnjə a ˈpɒtuː//ˈmeɪnɪə a pɒtuː/