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First attested in 1615. From French somnolent, from Old French sompolent, subsequently from Latin somnolentus, Latin somnus (“sleep”), Proto-Indo-European *swépnos, *súpnos (“dream”), which both are derived from Proto-Indo-European *swep-.
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- drowsy (inclined to drowse)
- third-person plural present indicative of somnoler
- third-person plural present subjunctive of somnoler