Origin of epileptic
Examples from the Web for epileptic
One man was having an epileptic seizure; one had a nosebleed; one had full-blown African Malaria; one had the flu.
After starting a new drug, an epileptic woman started writing 10 to 15 poems each day.
She then suffered an epileptic seizure and was treated with an appropriate medication.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero|Michael Daly|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 21-year-old, who studied at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan, had suffered an epileptic seizure.JP Morgan Executive Falls to his Death from JP Morgan Building, in What May Have Been Suicide|Nico Hines|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like a crazy, drunk uncle shooting an epileptic dog because he has fleas, the current GOP shuns him for all the wrong reasons.George W. Bush: Barack Obama’s Best Friend in the 2012 Election|Michael Tomasky|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So as might be expected the hordes of our feeble-minded and epileptic are always a source of grave danger in this respect.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
In the epileptic the mental rather than the gross nervous expression merits attention.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
Allusion has already been made to the occasional occurrence of maniacal excitement as one of the results of the epileptic seizure.
On his next trip, however, Captain Vesey learned that the boy was to be returned to him as unsound and subject to epileptic fits.A Social History of The American Negro|Benjamin Brawley
What do you think would be the effect of shell-shock on a person born of one epileptic parent?The Shrieking Pit|Arthur J. Rees
British Dictionary definitions for epileptic
Word Origin and History for epileptic
c.1600, from French épileptique, from Late Latin epilepticus, from Greek epileptikos, from epilambanein (see epilepsy). Earlier adjective was epilentic (late 14c.), from a Greek variant. As a noun from 1650s.