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land of Nod

[nod] /nɒd/
the mythical land of sleep.
Origin of land of Nod
1725-35; pun on Land of Nod (Gen. 4:16); see nod Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for land of Nod

land of Nod

(Old Testament) a region to the east of Eden to which Cain went after he had killed Abel (Genesis 4:14)
an imaginary land of sleep
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Word Origin

a pun on the Biblical place name in Genesis's 21st Century Lexicon
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land of Nod in Culture

land of Nod definition

To “go off to the land of Nod,” or to “nod off,” is to go to sleep: “What a boring speech! Half the listeners are on their way to the land of Nod.”

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