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rapture (n.)

c. 1600, "act of carrying off" as prey or plunder, from rapt + -ure, or else from French rapture, from Medieval Latin raptura "seizure, rape, kidnapping," from Latin raptus "a carrying off, abduction, snatching away; rape" (see rapt). The earliest attested use in English is with women as objects and in 17c. it sometimes meant rape (v.), which word is a cognate of this one.

The sense of "spiritual ecstasy, state of mental transport or exaltation" is recorded by c. 1600 (raptures). The connecting notion is a sudden or violent taking and carrying away. The meaning "expression of exalted or passionate feeling" in words or music is from 1610s.

rapture (v.)

"to enrapture, put in a state of rapture," 1630s (implied in raptured), from rapture (n.). Related: Rapturing.

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Definitions of rapture from WordNet

rapture (n.)
a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens;
Synonyms: ecstasy / transport / exaltation / raptus
rapture (n.)
a state of elated bliss;
Synonyms: ecstasy
From wordnet.princeton.edu