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From Latin raptus, from rapio ("seize").
raptus (plural raptuses)
- (pathology) A seizure.
- A state of rapture.
- 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 351:
- In the condition called raptus or ravishment by theologians, breathing and circulation are so depressed that it is a question among the doctors whether the soul be or be not temporarily dissevered from the body.
- conditional of raptar
raptus m (invariable)
- fit, raptus, brainstorm
Perfect passive participle of rapi? ("snatch, carry off").
raptus (feminine rapta, neuter raptum, adverb raptim); first/second-declension participle
- snatched, having been snatched, grabbed, having been grabbed, carried off, having been carried off
raptus m (genitive rapt?s); fourth declension
- violent snatching
- violent dragging away
- carrying off
- raptus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- raptus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- raptus in Charles du Fresne du Cange's Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883-1887)
- raptus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- (ambiguous) to live on meat, fish, by plunder: vivere carne, piscibus, rapto (Liv. 7. 25)