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agryp- (Greek: sleeplessness, wakefulness; originally it meant "sleeping in the field").

1. Wakefulness, sleeplessness; insomnia.
2. A vigil before certain feasts (as Easter) in the Eastern Church.
1. Wakeful coma; apathetic, or lethargy with wakefulness and muttering delirium.
2. A state of disordered consciousness or delirium in which lethargy and confusion are nevertheless associated with prolonged wakefulness and lack of sleep.
1. Preventing sleep.
2. Any agent causing wakefulness.
1. Anything administered to produce wakefulness.; such as, strong tea or coffee.
2. Of or relating to wakefulness; sleepless.
A reference to sleeplessness or insomnia.
agrypnia senilis:
Sleeplessness that exists with elderly people.

At the beginning of everything is the word. It is a miracle to which we owe the fact that we are human. But at the same time it is a pitfall and a test, a snare and a trial. The same word can be humble at one moment and arrogant the next.

-Vaclav Havel, Czechoslovakian Presidentd

No race can prosper until it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

-Booker T. Washington

The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.

-David Brower

The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature—nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing.

-Loudon Wainwright