Etymology
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siesta (n.)

"interval of sleep or repose taken at mid-day," 1650s, from Spanish siesta "mid-day rest or nap," from Latin sexta (hora) "sixth (hour)," the mid-day hour (coming six hours after sunrise), from sexta, fem. of sextus "sixth" (see Sextus). A common practice in hot countries.

updated on October 05, 2022

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