Origin of apoplexy
Examples from the Web for apoplexy
Historical Examples of apoplexy
But apoplexy may kill one in two hours, and aneurism only takes two minutes.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
There was blood in his eyes; he looked fit to drop with apoplexy.
It's an apoplexy ye'll be contacting if ye give way to heat like this.Captain Blood
A surgeon was called in, who at once perceived that the attack was one of apoplexy.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
If there is any doubt on this point always treat for apoplexy.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Word Origin for apoplexy
late 14c., "sudden fit of paralysis and dizziness," from Old French apoplexie or directly from Late Latin apoplexia, from Greek apoplexia, from apoplessein "to strike down and incapacitate," from apo- "off" (see apo-), in this case probably an intensive prefix, + plessein "hit" (cf. plague (n.), also with a root sense of "stricken"). The Latin translation, sideratio, means "disease caused by a constellation."