잠(sleep)과 관련된 어려운 단어들
somniloquy (som-NIL-uh-kwee) noun
The act or habit of talking while asleep. [From Latin somni- (sleep) + loqui (to speak).]
“Somniloquy can occur in all stages of sleep (both dream and nondream
sleep), though individuals awakened while talking in their sleep will
often recall dreaming. Sleep talking usually does not result in
significant problems for individuals; however, it may be embarrassing
if noted by family or friends.”
Sleep Talking Usually Not Serious; The Cincinnati Post; May 4, 2004.
diurnation (dy-uhr-NAY-shuhn) noun
The habit of sleeping or being dormant during the day. [From Latin diurnus (daily), from dies (day).]
사용 예문: “Many others hide away in the daytime, an adaptation called diurnation.”
Neil Champion; Deserts; Black Rabbit Books; 2007.
soporose (SOP-uh-ros) adjective
Sleepy; in an unusually deep sleep.
[From Latin sopor (a deep sleep). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swep- (to sleep) that is also the source of insomnia, hypnosis, and somnambulate (to walk in sleep).]
“We have a world-class orchestra and a world-class young conductor in
Esa-Pekka Salonen. Let’s develop a world-class audience to enjoy their
music. This can be done by making certain that difficult music is heard
at concerts before the old chestnuts lull the ‘music lovers’ into their
customary soporose state.”
On a Dissonant Note; Los Angeles Times; Sep 18, 1999.
hypnopompic (hip-no-POM-pik) adjective
Pertaining to the semiconscious state before waking.
[From Greek hypnos (sleep) + pompe (sending away).]
“In my customarily prolonged hypnopompic condition on Saturday morning, I became aware that there was a government ‘initiative’ about passports.”
Bryan Appleyard; My Life As a Sock Puppet; New Statesman (London, UK);
Feb 26, 2007.
lychnobite (LIK-nuh-byt) noun
One who works at night and sleeps during the day.
[From Greek lychnos (lamp) + bios (life).]
사용 예문: “Before the enfeebled of the dull-eyed lychnobite of the press could succumb to its influence, the cheerful voice of the magician awoke him.”
Observer Journal (Dunkirk, New York); Nov 5, 1887.