the ancient Greek god of sleep.

Origin of Hypnos

< Greek hýpnos sleep; cognate with Old English swefn, Latin somnus, Welsh hun; cf. sopor
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Historical Examples of hypnos

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for hypnos



Greek myth the god of sleepRoman counterpart: Somnus Compare Morpheus

Word Origin for Hypnos

Greek: sleep
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