nympholepsy

noun nym·pho·lep·sy \ ˈnim(p)-fə-ˌlep-sē \

Definition of nympholepsy

1 : a demonic enthusiasm held by the ancients to seize one bewitched by a nymph
2 : a frenzy of emotion

nympholept

play \ˈnim(p)-fə-ˌlept\ noun

nympholeptic

play \ˌnim(p)-fə-ˈlep-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of nympholepsy

nympholept, from Greek nympholēptos frenzied, literally, caught by nymphs, from nymphē + lambanein to seize — more at latch


Medical Dictionary

nympholepsy

noun nym·pho·lep·sy \ ˈnim(p)-fə-ˌlep-sē \

medical Definition of nympholepsy

plural nympholepsies
: a frenzy of erotic emotion

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