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Shakespearean Imagination

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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:

epileptic : ep•i•lep•tic / ˌepəˈleptik / (adjective) (noun) :

adjective
- Of, relating to, or having epilepsy.


noun
- 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.
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