agrypnia


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agrypnia

(əˈɡrɪpnɪə)
n
1. the inability to sleep
2. (Theology) theol an intentional lack of sleep, carried out as a vigil before certain religious feasts
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Noun1.agrypnia - a vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)
vigil, watch - the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
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