siesta

[ see-es-tuh ]
/ siˈɛs tə /

noun

a midday or afternoon rest or nap, especially as taken in Spain and Latin America.

Origin of siesta

1645–55; < Spanish < Latin sexta (hōra) the sixth (hour), midday
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siesta

/ (sɪˈɛstə) /

noun

a rest or nap, usually taken in the early afternoon, as in hot countries

Word Origin for siesta

C17: from Spanish, from Latin sexta hōra the sixth hour, that is, noon
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