It's time for another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
Today’s word is one that I would never have expected to find dates back to Shakespeare, as it seems to be a fairly modern word. Just goes to show you that even as a native speaker, we can still be surprised by our mother tongue. Without further ado, I give you today’s word:
- Of, relating to, or having epilepsy.
- A person who has epilepsy.
Synonyms: convulsive – paroxysm – given to seizures
First seen in Shakespeare's King Lear (written 1605 - 1606). The full text of the play may be found here.