- rapture:  Rapture is one of a large family of English words that go back ultimately to Latin rapere ‘seize by force’. Its past participle was raptus (source of English rapt ), which formed the basis of the medieval Latin noun raptūra ‘seizure’, hence ‘ecstasy’ – whence English rapture. From the same source come rapacious , rape ‘violate sexually’, rapid, rapine , ravage, ravenous, ravine, ravish, surreptitious, and usurp.
=> rapacious, rape, rapid, ravage, ravenous, ravine, ravish, surreptitious, usurp
- rapture (n.)
- c. 1600, "act of carrying off," from Middle French rapture, from Medieval Latin raptura "seizure, rape, kidnapping," from Latin raptus "a carrying off, abduction, snatching away; rape" (see rapt). Earliest attested use in English is of women and in 17c. it sometimes meant rape (v.), which word is a cognate of this. Sense of "spiritual ecstasy, state of mental transport" first recorded c. 1600 (raptures).
- rapture (v.)
- 1630s, from rapture (n.). Related: Raptured; rapturing.
- 1. The film was shown to gasps of rapture at the Democratic Convention.
- 2. What joy, what rapture, what glory to see him again!
- 3. I stare in rapture at the ball.
- 4. Charles listened with rapture to her singing.
- 5. She was in the seventh heaven of rapture.
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