(Som*nam"bu*lism) n. [Cf. F. somnambulisme. See Somnambulation.] A condition
of the nervous system in which an individual during sleep performs actions appropriate to the waking
state; a state of sleep in which some of the senses and voluntary powers are partially awake; noctambulism.
(Som*nam"bu*list) n. A person who is subject to somnambulism; one who walks in his
sleep; a sleepwalker; a noctambulist.
(Som*nam`bu*lis"tic) a. Of or pertaining to a somnambulist or somnambulism; affected
by somnambulism; appropriate to the state of a somnambulist.
Whether this was an intentional and waking departure, or a somnambulistic leave-taking and walking in
her sleep, may remain a subject of contention.Dickens.
(Som"ne) v. t. To summon. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Som"ner) n. A summoner; esp., one who summons to an ecclesiastical court. [Obs.] Piers
(Som"ni*al) a. [L. somnialis dream bringing, fr. somnium dream, fr. somnus sleep.] Of or
pertaining to sleep or dreams.
The somnial magic superinduced on, without suspending, the active powers of the mind.Coleridge.
(Som"ni*a*tive) a. Somnial; somniatory. [R.]
(Som"ni*a*to*ry) a. Pertaining to sleep or dreams; somnial. [Obs. or R.] Urquhart.
(Som*nic"u*lous) a. [L. somniculosus.] Inclined to sleep; drowsy; sleepy. [Obs.]