to lull, to calm, to assuage; to lay at rest; to put an end to ...1641 obs. rare
irregular from French assopir (Cotgrave), modern assoupir, or Italian assopire, from Latin as- = ad- to + sopīre (to lull asleep)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1641 - see EXAMPLE below
"...As likewayes being interrogat what wes the reasone why suche a paper would have been drawn up, in justificatione of that Band which wes burnt and disclaimed, answered, that it wes not intended as ane justificatione of the Band, for they did imagine that all of that kynd wes already assopiat, bot that iwes his Lordships owne privat thoughts..."
From: Memorials of Montrose and His Times
XXIV. Montrose's Declaration Before the Committee of Estates, August 1641
- Edited by Mark Napier, 1848