1.To breathe through the mouth and nose with snoring sounds caused by vibration of the soft palate. ~Dictionary.com
2. The reason I'm up at this hour.
This word is probably etymologically related to snort, which makes perfect sense, even though I never noticed before. This word seems to come from German; in Dutch, the word is snorken, which is kind of a cute word that for some reason reminds me of a baby pig. This word is probably an imitation of the sound one makes when one is keeping one's wife awake doing it. This leaves me to believe that the Dutch make adorable baby pig noises when snoring.
Also, my husband may find himself black and blue today from all the elbowing last night.