Definition of agrypnia in English:

agrypnia

noun

Medicine
  • The state of wakefulness or sleeplessness; insomnia, (in later use) especially when severe and due to a disorder of or injury to the brain; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Thomson (1619–1677), physician. From post-classical Latin agrypnia from ancient Greek ἀγρυπνία sleeplessness, wakefulness, time of watching, in Byzantine Greek specifically denoting the Easter vigil from ἄγρυπνος wakeful + -ία.

Pronunciation

agrypnia

/əˈɡrɪpnɪə/