- slumbre (obsolete)
From Middle English slomren, slombren, frequentive of slumen (“to doze”), probably from slume (“slumber”), from Old English sluma, akin to Middle High German slumen (“to slumber”). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian gjumë (“sleep”).
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slumber (plural slumbers)
- A very light state of sleep, almost awake.
- He at last fell into a slumber, and thence into a fast sleep, which detained him in that place until it was almost night. — Bunyan.
- Fast asleep? It is no matter; / Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber. — Shakespeare.
- Rest to my soul, and slumber to my eyes. — Dryden.