Word of the day

The word for today is…

slumberous (adj) – 1. Sleepy; drowsy.
2. (a) Suggestive of or resembling sleep: a slumberous torpor.
(b) Quiet; tranquil.
3. Causing or inducing sleep; soporific.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : (slumber) Mid-14th century alteration of slumeren (mid-13th century), frequentative form of slumen “to doze,” probably from Old English sluma “light sleep” (compare Middle Dutch slumen, Dutch sluimeren, German schlummern “to slumber”). Frequentative on the notion of “intermittent light sleep.”


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