lata definition

  • noun:
    • A convulsive tic or hysteric neurosis commonplace among Malays, similar to or identical with miryachit and leaping disease, the individual impacted doing numerous involuntary actions and making fast inarticulate ejaculations in imitation for the actions and terms of some other individual.
    • A form of ‘hysteria’ or stressed disturbance common amongst the folks of Java as well as other parts of Malaysia, in which they echo or imitate in a silly fashion the words or actions of various other people and chatter absurdly.

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