Siesta meaning

sē-ĕstə
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A rest or nap after the midday meal.
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A brief nap or rest taken after the noon meal, esp. in Spain and some Latin American countries.
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A nap, especially an afternoon one taken after lunch in some cultures.
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(intransitive) To take a siesta; to nap.
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Origin of siesta

  • Spanish from Latin sexta (hōra) sixth (hour), midday feminine of sextus sixth sext

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Spanish siesta.

    From Wiktionary