somnolent
adjective Etymology: Middle English sompnolent, from Anglo-French, from Latin somnolentus, from somnus sleep; akin to Old English swefn sleep, Greek hypnos Date: 15th century 1. of a kind likely to induce sleep <
a somnolent sermon
>
2. a. inclined to or heavy with sleep ; drowsy b. sleepy 2 <
somnolent rivers
>
somnolently adverb

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  • somnolent — somnolent, ente [ sɔmnɔlɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1429, rare av. XIXe; du rad. de somnolence 1 ♦ Qui est en état de somnolence, en demi sommeil. ⇒ assoupi. Être somnolent après un bon repas. 2 ♦ Sans activités; engourdi. ⇒ inactif, 1. mou. « La vie… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • somnolent — SOMNOLÉNT, Ă, somnolenţi, te, adj. (Despre oameni şi manifestările lor) Care este în stare de somnolenţă sau trădează somnolenţă; care dormitează (sau pare că dormitează); toropit, moleşit (de somn). – Din fr. somnolent, lat. somnolentus. Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • Somnolent — Годы С 2006 по настоящее время Страна …   Википедия

  • Somnolent — Som no*lent, a. [F. somnolent, L. somnolentus, from somnus sleep, akin to Gr. ?, Skr. svapna sleep, dream, svap to sleep, Icel. sofa, AS. swefn sleep. Cf. {Hypnotic}, {Somnambulism}, {Soporific}.] Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep. {Som… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somnolent — somnolent, ente (so mno lan, lan t ) adj. Terme de médecine. Qui a rapport à la somnolence. Un état somnolent.    Qui est porté à la somnolence. Le malade est somnolent. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   Nostre miserable chair est toute malade et toute… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • somnolent — late 15c., sompnolent, from O.Fr. sompnolent (Mod.Fr. somnolent) or directly from L. somnolentus, from somnus “sleep” (see SOMNOLENCE (Cf. somnolence)). Respelled 17c. on Latin model …   Etymology dictionary

  • Somnolent — (v. lat.), schläfrig, schlafsüchtig; Somnolentia (Somnolenz), Schläfrigkeit, Schlaftrunkenheit, Schlafsucht s. d); vgl Schlaf …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • somnolent — index torpid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • somnolent — *sleepy, drowsy, slumberous Analogous words: sluggish, comatose, *lethargic: inert, *inactive, passive, supine …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • somnolent — [adj] sleepy asleep, dozy, drowsy, listless, nodding off, out of it*, sleeping, snoozy*, soporific, tired; concepts 315,539 …   New thesaurus

  • somnolent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) sleepy; drowsy. 2) inducing drowsiness. DERIVATIVES somnolence noun somnolently adverb. ORIGIN Latin somnolentus, from somnus sleep …   English terms dictionary

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