Other Word Forms of Epilepsy
Origin of Epilepsy
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”).
French épilepsie from Latin epilēpsia from Greek epilēpsis from epilambanein epilēp- to lay hold of epi- epi- lambanein to seize
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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