- ephialtes vigilantium
- The term ephialtes vigilantium comes from the Greek noun ephialtes (leaper, 'the one who jumps upon') and the Latin adjective vigilans (waking, awake). It translates loosely as 'a nightmare of those awake'. It is used in the older literature as a synonym for " daymare. The term ephialtes vig-ilantium is used in opposition to "ephialtes noc-turnus (i.e. " nightmare).ReferencesGood, J.M. (1823). The study ofmedicine. In four volumes. Boston, MA: Wells and Lilly.
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