Other Word Forms of Hypnotic
Origin of Hypnotic
From French hypnotique (“inclined to sleep, soporific”), from Late Latin hypnoticus, from Ancient Greek ὑπνωτικός (hupnōtikos, “inclined to sleep, putting to sleep, sleepy”), from ὑπνῶ (hupnō, “I put to sleep”), from ὕπνος (hupnos, “sleep”).
French hypnotique from Late Latin hypnōticus inducing sleep from Greek hupnōtikos from hupnoun to put to sleep from hupnos sleep swep- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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