[ rap-tuhs ]
/ ˈræp təs /
a state of intense or overwhelming excitement; rapture; ecstasy.
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Origin of raptus
1840–50; <Latin: a seizing, equivalent to rap(ere) to seize, abduct, rape1 + -tus suffix of v. action
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Example sentences from the Web for raptus
Give greetings to all, including the good Madame Councillor, and tell her that I still occasionally have a raptus.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
When in this state of mind Madame von Breuning used to say that he was in his "raptus."Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding