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 Epigram.Epimen’ides (5 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ep’ilepsy
 
was called by the Romans the Comitial or Congress sickness (morbus comitia’lis), because the polling for the comitia centuria’ta was null and void if any voter was seized with epilepsy while the votes were being taken.   1
 


 Epigram.Epimen’ides (5 syl.). 

 
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