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Ancient Greek λόγος (lógos, word, speech) + λῆψις (lêpsis, seizure).


logolepsy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) A fascination or obsession with words.
    • 2003, Richard Lederer, A Man of My Words:
      Thanks to the magic of teleconferencing, often the format for a given show is call-in, and the phones and airwaves crackle with logolepsy.
    • 1900, Maurice Thompson, My winter garden: a nature-lover under southern skies:
      A case of logolepsy is easily distinguished from the perfectly sane mood which demands and imperiosly seizes the pregnant sign, and makes it the exponent of a hidden power.

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