Origin of oscitancyfrom Classical Latin oscitans, present participle of oscitare, to yawn from os, a mouth + citare, to move: see cite
- The act of yawning.
- The state of being drowsy or inattentive; dullness.
Origin of oscitancyFrom oscitant yawning from Latin ōscitāns ōscitant- present participle of ōscitāre to yawn ōs mouth ; see ōs- in Indo-European roots. citāre to move ; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.