raptus


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Noun1.raptus - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a diseaseraptus - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
convulsion - violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
focal seizure - transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
raptus hemorrhagicus - seizure caused by a sudden profuse hemorrhage
absence seizure, absence - the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
2.raptus - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotionraptus - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
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raptus

L. raptus, arrebato, ataque súbito violento.
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Raptus, the Latin root of "rape" (literally "seizure"), refers to the abduction of a woman against the will of her husband, father, or master.
prima dolo gaudens et tanto concita voto it Venus et raptus metitur corde futuros, iam durum flexura Chaos, iam Dite subacto ingenti famulos Manes ductura triumpho.
The precise moment when she establishes her domination over Pluto is the moment of abduction, as shown by the series of future participles: raptus .
Inspired by these scholars' works, I shall consider Claudian's reception and deployment of classical generic poetics within the changed configurations of literary genres in the fourth century in a few selected passages of the De raptu Proserpinae.
Etymology of the spiritual terminus technicus raptus.
But as early as 1155, the Latin raptus in the sense of abduction brings about the shift toward a sexual meaning: rap (c.
Anna Morisi-Guerra, the authority on the topic, takes us through the necessary initiation: an account of the Apocalypsis Nova, "the summa of the culture of a time of crisis," with its prophecy in its fourth raptus of the coming of a Pastor Angelicus.
Claudianus minor contains the mythological epic Raptus Proserpinae ("The Rape of Proserpine"), on which Claudian's medieval fame largely depended.