raptus

[ rap-tuhs ]
/ ˈræp təs /

noun

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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