Origin of somnambulism
Examples from the Web for somnambulist
But occasionally, a somnambulist has missed his footing, fallen, and perished.
Brimstone and phosphorus are said to have a pleasant scent to the somnambulist, but sometimes it appears completely abolished.
Her dark eyes were fixed on the despised view with a look of a somnambulist.The Carter Girls|Nell Speed
He approached but did not touch her, for he had heard that it was dangerous to awaken a somnambulist.The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
This the somnambulist, with closed eye, and trusting to the sense of feeling alone, does not recognize.
British Dictionary definitions for somnambulist
Word Origin and History for somnambulist
Originally brought into use during the excitement over "animal magnetism;" it won out over noctambulation. A stack of related words came into use early 19c., e.g. somnambule "sleepwalker" (1837, from French somnambule, 1690s), earlier somnambulator (1803); as adjectives, somnambulary (1827), somnambular (1820).