Noun Ablepsy Definition and Examples


Noun:

Ablepsy

Pronunciation:

/ˈablɛpsi/

Definition:
1.

noun

Physical or mental blindness.
    ((n.) Blindness.)


    Origin:
    Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Bullokar (d. 1627), physician and lexicographer. From post-classical Latin ablepsia failure to see or notice something, oversight from Hellenistic Greek ἀβλεψία failure to see from ancient Greek ἀ- + Hellenistic Greek βλέψις sight (from ancient Greek βλέπειν to see, of uncertain origin + -σις) + ancient Greek -ία.

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