English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

English

soporific adj.-  causing sleep

or

something that causes sleep

Spanish

soporífero(a)

Etymology

soporific (adj.) Look up soporific at Dictionary.com“tending to produce sleep,” 1680s, from French soporifique (17c.), formed in French from Latin sopor (genitive soporis) “deep sleep” (see sopor). As a noun from 1722. Earlier as an adjective was soporiferous (1580s as “characterized by excessive sleep,” c.1600 as “soporific”).

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