Othello

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O•thel•lo

(oʊˈθɛl oʊ, əˈθɛl oʊ)
n.
the protagonist of a tragedy by Shakespeare, Othello (1604), a Moor who is tricked into believing that his wife Desdemona is unfaithful.
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Noun1.Othello - the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wifeOthello - the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife
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Othello

[əˈθeləʊ] NOtelo
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Neurologists and other researchers from Europe and the US discuss Ganser syndrome; Cotard syndrome; Capgras syndrome and other delusional misidentification syndromes; De Clerambault syndrome, Othello syndrome, Folie C deux, and variants; Couvade syndrome; possessions; conversion, factitious disorder, and malingering; Munchausen syndrome; camptocormia; glossolalia and aphasia; violent behavior; culture-specific hyperstartle-plus syndromes; the dancing manias or mass psychogenic illness; and the Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome.
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