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Hypnos

[ hip-nos ]
/ ˈhɪp nɒs /
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noun

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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  • When she arose, at length, she met the eyes of Hypnos and Oneiros and Thanatos—the gentle gods who give forgetfulness to men.

  • "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
  • For there, of a delicate veined fairness against the white paper, lay a minute copy in ivory of none but lovely Hypnos.

    Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare

British Dictionary definitions for Hypnos

Hypnos
/ (ˈhɪpnɒs) /

noun

Greek myth the god of sleepRoman counterpart: Somnus Compare Morpheus
Greek: sleep
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