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  • late 14c., "carried away in an ecstatic trance," from Latin raptus, past participle of rapere "seize, carry off" (see rape (v.)). A figurative sense, the notion is of "carried up into Heaven (bodily or in a dream)," as in a saint's vision. Latin literal sense of "carried away" was in English from 1550s. In 15c.-17c. the word also sometimes could mean "raped." Sense of "engrossed" first recorded c. 1500. As a past participle adjective, in English it spawned the back-formed verb rap "to affect with rapture," which was common c. 1600-1750.1500, 1550, 1600, 1750

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  • Rapt (film) Rapt is a 2009 French-Belgian dramatic film directed by Lucas Belvaux and starring Yvan Attal. It was nominated for 4 César Awards in 2010, including Best Film. It was released in France on 18 November 2009.
  • Rapt Rapt or RAPT may refer to:

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