One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of beating something with a hammer; the condition of being marked or dented as with a hammer. Now chiefly Archaeology.
2Medicine. Hammering of one hand or both against another part of the body, as a symptom of neurological illness. Now rare. Perhaps Obsolete.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Mirour of Mans Saluacioune. From post-classical Latin malleation-, malleatio hammering, probably from classical Latin malleus hammer + -ātio.
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