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sopor

[soh-per] /ˈsoʊ pər/
noun
1.
Pathology. a deep, unnatural sleep; lethargy.
2.
Often, sopors. Slang. methaqualone.
Origin of sopor
1650-1660
1650-60; 1970-75 for def 2; < Latin
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  • The convex presupposes the concave; and vam is related to vap (as somnus is related to hpnos, to svapnas, and to sopor).

    Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis
British Dictionary definitions for sopor

sopor

/ˈsəʊpə/
noun
1.
an abnormally deep sleep; stupor
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: a deep sleep, death; related to somnus sleep
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Word Origin and History for sopor
n.

Latin, "deep sleep, lethargy," from PIE *swep-os-, suffixed form of root *swep- (1) "to sleep" (see Somnus).

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sopor in Medicine

sopor so·por (sō'pər, -pôr')
n.
A deep, lethargic, or unnatural sleep.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sopor

soaper

noun

A sedative drug, methaqualone; Quaalude2: an apparently insatiable market for the ''sopers''

[1960s+ Narcotics; fr Sopor, the trademark of a brand of the drug, fr the Latin root for ''sleep'']

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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