-lepsy

noun combining form

Definition of -lepsy

:taking :seizure
  • narcolepsy

Origin and Etymology of -lepsy

French -lepsie, from Late Latin -lepsia, from Greek -lēpsia, from lēpsis, from lambanein to take, seize — more at latch


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