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 for Mania a potu
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mania \Ma"ni*a\, n. [L. mania, Gr. ?, fr. ? to rage; cf. OE.
     manie, F. manie. Cf. Mind, n., Necromancy.]
     1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf.
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     2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting
        one or many people; as, the tulip mania.
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     Mania a potu [L.], madness from drinking; delirium tremens.
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     Syn: Insanity; derangement; madness; lunacy; alienation;
          aberration; delirium; frenzy. See Insanity.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MANIA A POTU. Insanity arising from the use of spirituous liquors. Vide 
  Delirium Tremens. 

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