adjective see nympholepsy

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  • Nympholeptic — Nym pho*lep tic (n[i^]m f[ o]*l[e^]p t[i^]k), a. Under the influence of nympholepsy; ecstatic; frenzied. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nympholeptic — See nympholepsy. * * * …   Universalium

  • nympholeptic — adjective Of, or relating to, or having characteristics of an instance of nympholepsy. See Also: nympholept, nympholepsy …   Wiktionary

  • nympholeptic — n. affected by nympholepsy, in an ecstatic state supposedly caused by nymphs; in an emotionally frenzied state …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nympholeptic — nym·pho·lep·tic …   English syllables

  • nympholeptic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|leptik adjective Etymology: Greek nympholēptos + English ic : of, relating to, or affected with nympholepsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • nympholepsy — nympholeptic /nim feuh lep tik/, adj. /nim feuh lep see/, n., pl. nympholepsies. 1. an ecstasy supposed by the ancients to be inspired by nymphs. 2. a frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable. [1765 75; formed on NYMPHOLEPT, on the model… …   Universalium

  • nympholepsy — noun Etymology: nympholept, from Greek nympholēptos frenzied, literally, caught by nymphs, from nymphē + lambanein to seize more at latch Date: 1775 1. a demonic enthusiasm held by the ancients to seize one bewitched by a nymph 2. a frenzy of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • John Ruskin — This article is about the art critic, John Ruskin. For the painting of John Ruskin by Millais, see John Ruskin (painting). John Ruskin Coloured engraving of Ruskin Born 8 February 1819( …   Wikipedia

  • nympholepsy — (n.) frenzy or rapture supposed to take hold of a man upon gazing on a nymph, 1775, coined by Richard Chandler, in Travels in Greece, from NYMPH (Cf. nymph), on model of EPILEPSY (Cf. epilepsy), with second element from stem of Gk. lambanein to… …   Etymology dictionary

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