When the show was over he abandoned Miss Clampett on her door-step and went to his own boarding-house in a nympholepsy.
The most common disease to genius is nympholepsy—the saddening for a spirit that the world knows not.
Through solitude this passion may be exalted into a frenzy like a nympholepsy.
But he was busy with his new story, in the throes of nympholepsy, seeing visions, hearing voices.
nympholepsy is no more a Greek word than epilepsy, and nobody would or could object to epilepsy or apoplexy as a Greek word.
"frenzy or rapture supposed to take hold of a man upon gazing on a nymph," 1775, coined by Richard Chandler, in "Travels in Greece," from nymph, on model of epilepsy, with second element from stem of Greek lambanein "to take." Especially "an ecstasy or frenzy caused by desire for the unattainable." Ancient Greek had nympholeptos "caught by nymphs." Related: Nympholept; nympholeptic.