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vertigo (n.)

early 15c., from Latin vertigo "dizziness, sensation of whirling," originally "a whirling or spinning movement," from vertere "to turn" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend").

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Definitions of vertigo from WordNet

vertigo (n.)
a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall;
Synonyms: dizziness / giddiness / lightheadedness
From wordnet.princeton.edu