Morpheus

[ mawr-fee-uhs, -fyoos ]
/ ˈmɔr fi əs, -fyus /

noun

Classical Mythology. a son of Hypnos and the god of dreams.

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Idioms for Morpheus

    in the arms of Morpheus, asleep.

Origin of Morpheus

1325–75; Middle English <Latin <Greek morph() form + Latin -eus noun suffix; coined by Ovid, with allusion to the forms seen in dreams

OTHER WORDS FROM Morpheus

Mor·phe·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Morpheus

Morpheus
/ (ˈmɔːfɪəs, -fjuːs) /

noun

Greek myth the god of sleep and dreams

Derived forms of Morpheus

Morphean, adjective
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Cultural definitions for Morpheus

Morpheus
[ (mawr-fee-uhs) ]

A Roman god of sleep and dreams.

notes for Morpheus

Someone who is “in the arms of Morpheus” is asleep.

notes for Morpheus

The narcotic morphine was named after Morpheus.
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