Obrepilatio is also in Lewis and Short, which is much better for late Latin
than the OLD, with the same citation as below and a reference to obrepo.
> obripilatio = obrepilatio, synonym of horripilatio: fremissement,
> according to Blaise, Dictionnaire latin-francais des auteurs chretiens.
> Example from VIT. Caes.-Arel. 2,11. Related words are; obrepo (obripio),
> ere; obrepticie; obreptio, onis. i/e variation is common.
> At 11:48 AM 12/15/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >Dear Colleagues,
> >Has any of you ever come across the (Latin) word "obripilatio"? I can't
> >make head nor tail of it nor find it in OLD or or Niermeyer. It occurs
> >the context of a girl stricken suddenly with a seizure and afterward
> >rendered hysterical. While working in the garden, she has just fallen
> >the ground:
> >"Tum quoque, cum subita obripilatione, tremor membrorum continuus illi
> > I can provide more context if you like. My best guess is that the
> >has contructed it from "repello", so that it would connote being struck a
> >blow, but it seems an awfully inflated word, and the spelling is bizarre.
> >(This comes from a miracle collection from AASS, which in the volume I'm
> >using is usually pretty careful to comment on, or to standardize, bizarre
> >orthography.) Any ideas?
> >Many thanks,
> >Patrick Nugent.
> >Patrick J. Nugent
> >Earlham College
> >Richmond, Indiana 47374 USA
> >(765) 983-1413
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