Usage Late Greek
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 2/20/2013
The first element of this name is derived from Greek θεος (theos) meaning "god". The second element is derived from the Greek verb λαμβάνω (lambano), which can mean "to take" as well as "to receive". Also compare the English word epilepsy, of which the second element is also derived from λαμβάνω (lambano).