Also written as alucinari. The Latin verb from which the term hallucination is derived. The terms halucinari and alucinari probably came into use in the first century AD. At the time, they had the connotation ofwandering mentally, being absent-minded. The terms have their root in the Greek word aluo, which means to wander or to be distraught.
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