"sleepy, lethargic, drowsy, inclined to sleep," mid-15c., sompnolent, from Old French sompnolent, somnolent (Modern French somnolent) and directly from Latin somnolentus (in Medieval Latin also sompnolentus) "sleepy, drowsy," from somnus "sleep" (from PIE root *swep- "to sleep"). Respelled 17c. on Latin model; for the -p-, compare solemn.
updated on March 12, 2023
Dictionary entries near somnolent
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