A person who repeatedly has grand mal seizures is an example of someone who has epilepsy.
Origin of epilepsy
- 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
- 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”).