One who is in a state of nympholepsy.
Origin of nympholeptGreek numpholēptos, caught by nymph, frenzied : numphē, nymph + lēptos, seized (from lambanein, lēp-, to seize).
- A person in a state of nympholepsy.
From Ancient Greek νυμφόληπτος (numpholēptos, “caught by nymphs, frenzied”), from νύμφη (numphē) + λαμβάνω (lambanō, “I take”).
Variant of nympholepsy
- 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