Etymology
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somnolent (adj.)

"sleepy, drowsy, inclined to sleep," mid-15c., sompnolent, from Old French sompnolent (Modern French somnolent) or directly from Latin somnolentus "sleepy, drowsy," from somnus "sleep" (from PIE root *swep- "to sleep"). Respelled 17c. on Latin model.

updated on March 19, 2021

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