- somnambulism (n.)
- 1786, "walking in one's sleep or under hypnosis," from French somnambulisme, from Modern Latin somnambulus "sleepwalker," from Latin somnus "sleep" (see Somnus) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble (v.)).
Originally brought into use during the excitement over "animal magnetism;" it won out over noctambulation. A stack of related words came into use early 19c., such as somnambule "sleepwalker" (1837, from French somnambule, 1690s), earlier somnambulator (1803); as adjectives, somnambulary (1827), somnambular (1820).
- 1. I always suspect that I have somnambulism.
- 2. When did he contract somnambulism ? It's horrible.
- 3. Again he slept and the demon of somnambulism took charge of his actions.
- 4. G epileptic somnambulism: It is nightly a kind of when happen automatic disease.
- g癫痫梦游症: 是夜间发生的一种自动症.
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