somnolence

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Borrowed from Middle French somnolence, from Late Latin somnolentia, derived from Latin somnus (sleep), from Proto-Indo-European *swépnos (sleep, slumber).

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somnolence (usually uncountable, plural somnolences)

  1. A state of drowsiness or sleepiness.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin somnolentia, derived from Latin somnus (sleep).

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somnolence f (plural somnolences)

  1. sleepiness, drowsiness
    • 1912, Pierre Loti, Un pèlerin d'Angkor
      Et puis, surtout, midi approche, avec sa lassitude, avec son invincible somnolence.

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