What Is the Origin of the Word Lunatic?

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The word is from the Latin term "luna, which means a moon or someone who goes mad when the moon changes. It is believed that when the moon shone on you while you slept, you would go mad, thus the term lunatic. The old thatched roofs came down far over the windows to protect the sleeping from the moon.
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