mainomai: to rage, be madOriginal Word: μαίνομαιPart of Speech:
I am raving madDefinition:
I am raving mad, speak as a madman.
3105 maínomai (the root of the English terms, "maniac" and "mania") – to rave, full of inner rage (fury); to act as though out of one's senses – getting so mad (angry) it amounts to acting "mad" (temporarily deranged).
Example: Jn 10:19,20: "19A division occurred again among the Jews because of these words. 20Many of them were saying, 'He has a demon and is insane (3105 /maínomai). Why do you listen to Him?' " (NASU).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from the root man-Definition
to rage, be madNASB Translation
am (1), insane (1), mad (1), mind (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3105: μαίνομαιμαίνομαι
; (from Homer
down); to be mad, to rave
: said of one who so speaks that he seems not to be in his right mind, Acts 12:15
; Acts 26:24
; 1 Corinthians 14:23
; opposed to σωφροσύνης ῤήματα ἀποφθέγγεσθαι
, Acts 26:25
; joined with δαιμόνιον ἔχειν
, John 10:20
. (Compare: ἐμμαίνομαι
be beside oneself, rage
Middle voice from a primary mao (to long for; through the idea of insensate craving); to rave as a "maniac" -- be beside self (mad).