nympholept

[nim-fuh-lept]
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noun

a person seized with nympholepsy.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. nymphette,
  2. nymphitis,
  3. nympho,
  4. nympho-,
  5. nympholepsy,
  6. nymphomania,
  7. nymphomaniac,
  8. nymphomaniacal,
  9. nymphoncus,
  10. nymphotomy

Origin of nympholept

1805–15; < Greek nymphólēptos caught by nymphs, equivalent to nýmph(ē) nymph + -o- -o- + lḗptos, verbid of lambánein to seize

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Examples from the Web for nympholept

  • Thanks to it—all thanks to it—I did not become a nympholept.

    Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett


British Dictionary definitions for nympholept

nympholept

noun

a person afflicted by nympholepsy

Word Origin for nympholept

C19: from Greek numpholēptos caught by nymphs, from numphē nymph + lambanein to seize

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