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First attested in 1615. Borrowed from French somnolent, from Old French sompnolent, subsequently from Latin somnolentus, from somnus (“sleep”), from Proto-Indo-European *swépnos, *supnós (“dream”), which both are derived from *swep-.
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- drowsy (inclined to drowse)