raptus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n raptus a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens"
    • n raptus a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
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Usage

In literature:

These streams flowed about west of his river Rhapta, or Raptus, which is probably our Rovuma or Louma.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Raptus Proserpinae, an unfinished poem in three parts; 2.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
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