Pronounced: pleh-nuh-puh-TEN-shuh-ree (also pleh-nuh-puh-TEN-shree), adj
Notes: Today’s word is long, but I’ve run across it in reading
The word baragnosis means “loss of the ability to sense weight”
Background / Comments
Even after reading the definition, I’m was uncertain of what it meant: did it mean unaware of one’s own weight? (the sample sentence I found seemed to imply this meaning). Perhaps it meant not being able to tell the weight of something when holding it? Some additional research indicated that the latter definition is meant. I’ve never heard of anyone with this problem. The word comes from three Greek words: baros (weight), a- (not) and gnosis (knowing). As a side note, we get the word “agnostic” from the second two words.
This showed up in the early 1900s