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Topic: LEISURE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Spanish
Origin: Latin sexta (hora) 'sixth hour, noon'

siesta

noun
     
si‧es‧ta [countable]
DL a short sleep in the afternoon, especially in warm countries
take/have a siesta
The stores all close after lunch when everyone takes a siesta.
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