nympholepsy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nympholepsy \Nym"pho*lep`sy\ (n[i^]m"f[-o]*l[e^]p`s[y^]), n.
   [Gr. ny`mfh a nymph + lamba`nein to seize.]
   A species of demoniac enthusiasm or possession coming upon
   one who had accidentally looked upon a nymph; ecstasy. [R.]
   --De Quincey.
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         The nympholepsy of some fond despair.    --Byron.
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