noun pl. dormice
Origin: ME dormous ? altered by folk etym. (after mous, mouse) < OFr dormeuse, sleepy, sluggish < dormir: see dormant
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , probably alteration (influenced by mous, mouse)
Origin: of Anglo-Norman dormeus, inclined to sleep, hibernating
Origin: , from Old French dormir, to sleep; see dormant.
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