somnus

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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Indo-European *swepnos, *swopnos (dream), both from Proto-Indo-European *swep-. Cognates include Ancient Greek ὕπνος (húpnos), Sanskrit स्वप्न (svápna), Old English swefn (English sweven).

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Noun[edit]

somnus m (genitive somnī); second declension

  1. sleep
  2. drowsiness, slumber sloth, idleness
  3. (figuratively) death

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative somnus somnī
genitive somnī somnōrum
dative somnō somnīs
accusative somnum somnōs
ablative somnō somnīs
vocative somne somnī

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