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Ever been to a trance party? Looks like you’re lucky to still be alive!

12th century France was first to introduce the word transir, then meaning to die or to pass on, originating itself from the Latin transire meaning to cross over [to the other side]. By the 14th century, the French have already expanded the meaning to also include fear of coming evil; later on it was broadened again to mean state of extreme dread or suspense but also- a dazed and half-conscious condition, which is more similar to what we know the word to be nowadays.

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