|1.||an archaic word for insane|
|2.||foolish; eccentric; crazy|
|3.||a person who is insane|
|[C13 (adj) via Old French from Late Latin lūnāticus crazy, moonstruck, from Latin lūna moon]|
lunaticfringe n. [IBM] Customers who can be relied upon to accept release 1 versions of software. Compare heatseeker.
probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In Matt. 4:24 "lunatics" are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15 the name "lunatic" is applied to one who is declared to have been possessed. (See DAEMONIAC.)