somnial

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From obsolete French somnial, from Latin somnialis, from somnium (dream).

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somnial (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Pertaining to dreams. [from 17th c.]
    • 1940, Harvey Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler, vol. 2:
      He had indeed been making a study of his dreams, to what purpose or effect is not apparent, but there remains a note-book filled with closely written observations upon them, for he seemed always to awaken with most vivid recollections of astounding, amusing, and bizarre somnial experiences.
    • 1998, Jennifer Ford, Coleridge on Dreaming, p. 54:
      Often, it was Sara Hutchinson who was the focus of his somnial fantasy life: he once exclaimed that his dreams were "always connected in some way or another" with her (CN II 2055).

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