Mond! Moon! Maan! Lars von Trier! Melancholia!
c. 1300, “condition characterized by sullenness, gloom, irritability,” from Old French melancolie “black bile, ill disposition, anger, annoyance” (13c.), from Late Latin melancholia, from Greekmelankholia “sadness,” literally (excess of) “black bile,” from melas (genitive melanos) “black” (see melanin) + khole “bile” (seeChloe). Medieval physiology attributed depression to excess of “black bile,” a secretion of the spleen and one of the body’s four “humors