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siesta

[see-es-tuh] /siˈɛs tə/
noun
1.
a midday or afternoon rest or nap, especially as taken in Spain and Latin America.
Origin of siesta
1645-1655
1645-55; < Spanish < Latin sexta (hōra) the sixth (hour), midday
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siesta

/sɪˈɛstə/
noun
1.
a rest or nap, usually taken in the early afternoon, as in hot countries
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Latin sexta hōra the sixth hour, that is, noon
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n.

"mid-day nap," 1650s, from Spanish siesta, from Latin sexta (hora) "sixth (hour)," the noon of the Roman day (coming six hours after sunrise), from sexta, fem. of sextus "sixth" (see Sextus).

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