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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is in a state of nympholepsy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person in a state of nympholepsy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One seized with ecstasy or frenzy; a person rapt or inspired.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person seized by nympholepsy

Etymologies

Greek numpholēptos, caught by nymph, frenzied : numphē, nymph + lēptos, seized (from lambanein, lēp-, to seize).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek νυμφόληπτος (numpholēptos, "caught by nymphs, frenzied"), from νύμφη (numphē) + λαμβάνω (lambanō, "I take"). (Wiktionary)

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