somnolence

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Borrowing 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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Late Latin somnolentia, derived from Latin somnus(sleep), from Proto-Indo-European *swépnos(sleep, slumber).

Noun[edit]

somnolence f ‎(plural somnolences)

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

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