[ hip-nos ]
/ ˈhɪp nɒs /
the ancient Greek god of sleep.
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Origin of Hypnos
< Greek hýpnos sleep; cognate with Old English swefn, Latin somnus, Welsh hun; cf. sopor
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British Dictionary definitions for hypnos
/ (ˈhɪpnɒs) /
Greek myth the god of sleepRoman counterpart: Somnus Compare Morpheus
Word Origin for Hypnos
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