somnolent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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-.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

somnolent (comparative more somnolent, superlative most somnolent)

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

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. drowsy (inclined to drowse)

VerbEdit

somnolent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of somnoler
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of somnoler
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 23:20