First attested in 1615. Borrowed from French somnolent, from Old French sompnolent, subsequently from Latin somnolentus, from somnus (“sleep”), from Proto-Indo-European *swépnos, *súpnos (“dream”), which both are derived from Proto-Indo-European *swep-.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- drowsy (inclined to drowse)