A person who repeatedly has grand mal seizures is an example of someone who has epilepsy.
Origin of epilepsyOld French epilepsie from Late Latin epilepsia from Classical Greek epil?psia, epil?psis, literally , a seizure, hence epilepsy from epilambanein, to seize upon from epi-, upon + lambanein, to seize: see latch
Origin of epilepsyFrench épilepsie from Latin epilēpsia from Greek epilēpsis from epilambanein epilēp- to lay hold of epi- epi- lambanein to seize
(countable and uncountable, plural epilepsies)
Since 16th century; from Old French epilepsie, from Latin epilēpsia, from Ancient Greek ἐπιληψία (epilēpsia), from ἐπιλαμβάνω (epilambanō, “I seize”), from ἐπί (epi, “upon”) + λαμβάνω (lambanō, “I take”).