somnolent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

somnolent (comparative more somnolent, superlative most somnolent)

  1. Drowsy or sleepy.
  2. (dated) Causing literal or figurative sleepiness; soporific.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

somnolent m (feminine somnolente, masculine plural somnolents, feminine plural somnolentes)

  1. drowsy (inclined to drowse)

Verb[edit]

somnolent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of somnoler
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of somnoler

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