1898today's wwftd is... lipothymy
- Mar 11, 2014the worthless word for the day is: lipothymy
[fr. mod. L. < Gk 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