nympholepsy[nim′fō lep′sē, -fə-]
- 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 nympholepsy; from Classical Greek nympholēptos, seized by nymphs (; from nymphē + -lēptos, 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