Origin of apoplexy
Examples from the Web for apoplexy
I hope I shan't die from apoplexy, but I feel very much like it now.Katharine Frensham|Beatrice Harraden
The plant Acorus has a similar mark in its leaves, and is a highly-approved remedy for apoplexy.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
A little more serenading, and it was clear he would be better acquainted with the apoplexy.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
And in three days after Monsieur Chamillard will follow his master, dying suddenly of an apoplexy.The Battle of the Books|Jonathan Swift
When coma or profound stupor exists, it may become jerking and spasmodic, or even simulate the stertorous respiration of apoplexy.
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."