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Spanish Word of the Day: Insomnio

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Insomnio

Síntomas de enfermedades II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/19/2013
Word: Insomnio
in-SOM-nio (sustnativo masculino)
English: Insomnia
Etymology: Del lat. insomnĭum
Meaning: 1. m. Vigilia, falta de sueño a la hora de dormir.
Topic:Síntomas de enfermedades II
Example:

Llegada la hora en que todos se fueron a dormir, se acostó sin ganas, presa de un insomnio galopante, y pasó la noche en vela imaginando todo tipo de historias que sucedían en un parque solitario(...)Vila-Matas, Enrique.Suicidios ejemplares.Anagrama (Barcelona), 1995

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