An example of the word agog would be to describe the anticipation of a new father while the mother is in labor.
Origin of agog
- Middle English agogge from Old French en gogue in merriment en in (from Latin in in–2) gogue merriment
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French, en + gogues "in a merry mood". See also the Italian agognare (“to desire eagerly”)