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A rest or nap, especially one taken after the midday meal.
[Spanish, from Latin sexta (hōra), sixth (hour), midday, feminine of sextus, sixth; see sext1.]
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a rest or nap, usually taken in the early afternoon, as in hot countries
[C17: from Spanish, from Latin sexta hōra the sixth hour, that is, noon]
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n., pl. -tas.
a midday or afternoon rest or nap, esp. as taken in Spain and Latin America.
[1645–55; < Sp < Latin sexta (hōra) the sixth (hour), midday]
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A Spanish word meaning sixth (hour), used to mean a sleep taken in the afternoon, especially after the midday meal.
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noun nap, rest, sleep, doze, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), catnap, forty winks (informal), zizz (Brit. informal) Many cultures have a siesta during the hottest part of the day.
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