Etymology
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siesta (n.)

"mid-day nap," 1650s, from Spanish siesta, from Latin sexta (hora) "sixth (hour)," the noon of the Roman day (coming six hours after sunrise), from sexta, fem. of sextus "sixth" (see Sextus).

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Definitions of siesta

siesta (n.)
a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries);
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