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[hip-nos] /ˈhɪp nɒs/
the ancient Greek god of sleep.
Origin of Hypnos
< Greek hýpnos sleep; cognate with Old English swefn, Latin somnus, Welsh hun; cf. sopor Unabridged
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  • When she arose, at length, she met the eyes of Hypnos and Oneiros and Thanatos—the gentle gods who give forgetfulness to men.

    Folle-Farine Ouida
  • "Hypnos," I sighed the word; and—another face, Fanny's, seemed to melt into and mingle with the visionary features.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
British Dictionary definitions for Hypnos


(Greek myth) the god of sleep Roman counterpart Somnus Compare Morpheus
Word Origin
Greek: sleep
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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