Origin of somnolent
Examples from the Web for somnolent
Swinton avoids wheat because of its somnolent effects on her: “I was sort of falling asleep for the filming,” she says.
He had struggled against the somnolent god, but in vain; and at last passed into slumberland unconsciously and overcome.Little Oskaloo|Thomas Chalmers Harbaugh
Somnolent in a leather armchair, he opened tiny, sunken eyes to regard us with less than interest as we entered.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
But watching that red-cheeked, white-haired, somnolent figure, his smile was not so contemptuous as might have been expected.Five Tales|John Galsworthy
The third outdoor man was Thomas Price, generally known as the Dormouse on account of his somnolent manner of working.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
Amy nodded drowsily once or twice and Clint stared out the sunny window with the somnolent gaze of a well-fed cat.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for somnolent
Word Origin for somnolent
Word Origin and History for somnolent
mid-15c., sompnolent, from Old French sompnolent (Modern French somnolent) or directly from Latin somnolentus "sleepy, drowsy," from somnus "sleep" (see Somnus). Respelled 17c. on Latin model.