- in ancient times, a state of frenzy that was believed to seize any man who looked at a nymph
- a violent emotional state arising as from frustrated idealism
Origin of nympholepsyfrom Classical Greek nymphol?ptos, seized by nymphs ( from nymph? + -l?ptos, seized from lambanein, to seize, assume: see lemma), influenced, influence by epilepsy
- A frenzy supposed by ancient peoples to have been induced by nymphs.
- An emotional frenzy.
Origin of nympholepsyFrom nympholept
nympho- +"Ž -lepsy