MEANING: noun: Loss of memory or a gap in one’s memory.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin amnesia, from Greek amnesia (forgetfulness), from a- (not) + mimneskesthai (to remember). Ultimately from the Indo-European root men- (to think), which also gave us mind, mental, mention, automatic, mania, money, praying mantis, monument, music, amnesty, mantra, remonstrate, monish, and mantic. Earliest documented use: 1786.

NAMNESIA - inability to learn the lessons of history

DAMNESIA - complaint of a football player after multiple ACL injuries

AMNOSIA - "I poke around other people's business more than you do"