MEANING: noun:
1. The physical characteristics of a person, especially as relating to disease.
2. The way someone of a particular social group perceives and responds to the world.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin habit (state, appearance), from habere (to have). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghabh- (to give or to receive), which also gave us give, gift, able, habit, prohibit, due, duty, habile, and adhibit. Earliest documented use: 1886.

AHABITUS - having a gaunt, one-legged appearance and an obsessive personaity

HABITIS - inflammation of the funnybone

HABT US - weak attempt at the second-person-plural present tense of "to have," by a confused student of German