noun Pathology, Psychiatry.
Origin of catalepsy
British Dictionary definitions for cataleptically
Word Origin for catalepsy
Word Origin and History for cataleptically
late 14c., cathalempsia, from Medieval Latin catalepsia, from Late Latin catalepsis, from Greek katalepsis "a seizure, a seizing upon, a taking possession," from kataleptos "seized," from katalambanein "to seize upon," from kata- "down" (see cata-) + lambanein "to take" (see analemma).