See below, definition 2a, for the state of this blog while I focus on my day job. That didn’t take long, did it?
The etymology is also perfect: “to yawn.” But also see definition 1b — a gap in my anatomy?! Stop staring at my hiatus!
Latin, from hiare to yawn — more at yawn
1 a: a break in or as if in a material object : gap
b: a gap or passage in an anatomical part or organ
2 a: an interruption in time or continuity : break ; especially : a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted (after a 5-year hiatus from writing)
b: the occurrence of two vowel sounds without pause or intervening consonantal sound