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1898today's wwftd is... lipothymy

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  • tsuwm
    Mar 11, 2014
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      the worthless word for the day is: lipothymy

      [fr. mod. L. < Gk lipothymia]
      (also lipothymia)
      archaic : fainting, swooning, syncope

      "A faint weak voice, an aptitude to fall into lipothymies
      from slight causes."
      - Richard Pulteney, Philos. Trans. (1762)

      "He himself was affected with Lipothymia at seeing a
      criminal broken on the wheel."
      - William Falconer, Influence Passions (1791)

      NB: rendered (incorrectly?) sometimes as lipo(p)sychy