American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deep, lethargic, or unnatural sleep.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A deep, unnatural sleep; lethargy; stupor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Profound sleep from which a person can be roused only with difficulty.
- n. a torpid state resembling deep sleep
- Latin; see swep- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“All adversity finds ease in complaining (as  Isidore holds), and 'tis a solace to relate it,  Ἀγαθὴ δε ἐταίρου. Friends 'confabulations are comfortable at all times, as fire in winter, shade in summer, quale sopor fessis in gramine, meat and drink to him that is hungry or athirst;”
“Et fuit, sole occumbente sopor cecidit super Abram: et ecce, terror tenebrosus et magnus cadens super eum.”
“They dispose to sopor, lethargy, and even insanity.”
“Before the nailing to the cross took place, a medicated cup of vinegar mixed with gall and myrrh (the sopor) was given, for the purpose of deadening the pangs of the sufferer.”
“I'm sure they even managed to help some of the regulars shake off their seemingly implacable offseason sopor.”
“a chump of the evums, upshoot of picnic or stupor out of sopor, Cave of Kids or Hyma-nian Glattstoneburg, denary, danery, donnery,”
“a state of sopor, which had lasted a day and a half; there had been delirium for two or three days, during which time the child had never had a clear moment.”
“I. 24), when a friend of signal nobleness and purity is suddenly struck down -- "_Ergo Quinctilium perpetuus sopor urget_?”
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