Insomnia
Insomnia In*som"ni*a, n. [L., fr. insomnis sleepless; pref. in- not + somnus sleep.] Lack of sleep; inability to sleep, especially when chronic; wakefulness; sleeplessness. [1913 Webster]

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  • Insomnia — (lat. „Schlaflosigkeit“) bezeichnet: den Originaltitel eines norwegischen Films aus dem Jahr 1997, siehe Todesschlaf dessen amerikanisches Remake aus dem Jahr 2002, siehe Insomnia – Schlaflos den englischen Originaltitel eines Buches von Stephen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • insomnia — 1620s, insomnie, from L. insomnia want of sleep, from insomnis sleepless, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + somnus sleep (see SOMNOLENCE (Cf. somnolence)). The modern form is from 1758 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Insomnia —    Film policier de Christopher Nolan, avec Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 2001   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 1 h 56    Résumé    Insomnia est le remake (très… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • INSOMNIA — pro Deorum nunriis, Gentilibus habira, magna olim in aestimatione fuêre. Hinc scribir Plum???rch. Sullam, cum Commentarios suarum rerum gestarum libros L. Lucullo inscriberet, monnisse amicissimum hominum; observaret praedictiones nocturnas… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • insomnia — [n] inability to sleep soundly indisposition, insomnolence, restlessness, sleeplessness, stress, tension, vigil, vigilance, wakefulness; concept 315 Ant. sleep …   New thesaurus

  • insomnia — ► NOUN ▪ habitual sleeplessness. DERIVATIVES insomniac noun & adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from insomnis sleepless …   English terms dictionary

  • insomnia — [in säm′nē ə] n. [L < insomnis, sleepless < in , IN 2 + somnus, sleep: see SOMNOLENT] abnormally prolonged inability to sleep, esp. when chronic insomniac [in säm′nēak΄] n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • Insomnia — This article is about the sleeping disorder. For other uses, see Insomnia (disambiguation). Insomnia Classification and external resources ICD 10 F51.0, G47.0 …   Wikipedia

  • insomnia — 1. (insomnia) (1398↑, 78↓) The state of sleep loss. No matter how much you desire dreamland, it refuses you entry. You stand at the gates, whining, crying, but stuck in the world of buzzing activity. Person A: I had a lovely night sleep. How bout …   Urban English dictionary

  • insomnia — insomnious, adj. /in som nee euh/, n. inability to obtain sufficient sleep, esp. when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness. [1685 95; < L, equiv. to insomn(is) sleepless (in IN 3 + somn(us) sleep + is adj. suffix) + ia… …   Universalium

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