See also: snöre

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English snoren, fnoren (to snore loudly; snort), from Middle English snore, *fnore (snore; snort, noun), from Old English fnora (snort; sneezing), from Proto-Germanic *fnuzô, from Proto-Indo-European *pnew- (to breathe; snort; sneeze). Compare also Proto-West Germanic *snarkōn, Middle Low German snorren (to drone), Dutch snorren (to hum, purr).

The change fnsn in this word is regular, seen also in sneeze, from Middle English fnesen (see that entry for more).

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snore (third-person singular simple present snores, present participle snoring, simple past and past participle snored)

  1. To breathe during sleep with harsh, snorting noises caused by vibration of the soft palate.

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snore (plural snores)

  1. The act of snoring, and the noise produced.
  2. (informal) An extremely boring person or event.
    Synonyms: snoozefest, snorefest

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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snore

  1. Alternative form of snoren

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English fnora, from Proto-Germanic *fnuzô.

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snore

  1. (rare) snorting
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  • English: snore
  • Scots: snore