[ nim-fuh-lept ]
/ ˈnɪm fəˌlɛpt /
a person seized with nympholepsy.
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Thanks to it—all thanks to it—I did not become a nympholept.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for nympholept
/ (ˈnɪmfəˌlɛpt) /
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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