Ecstasy etymology


English word ecstasy comes from Ancient Greek ἐκ, Ancient Greek ἵστημι, and later Latin ecstasis (Ecstasy, trance, rapture.)

Etymology of ecstasy

Detailed word origin of ecstasy

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ἐκ Ancient Greek (grc)
ἵστημι Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐξίστημι Ancient Greek (grc)
ἔκστασις Ancient Greek (grc)
ecstasis Latin (lat) Ecstasy, trance, rapture.
estaise Old French (fro)
ecstasy English (en) (medicine, dated) A state in which sensibility, voluntary motion, and (largely) mental power are suspended; the body is erect and inflexible; but the pulse and breathing are not affected.. (obsolete) Violent emotion or distraction of mind; excessive grief from anxiety; insanity; madness.. (slang) The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the methylenedioxyphenethylamine family, especially in [...]

Words with the same origin as ecstasy

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Descendants of ἵστημι

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