Examples from the Web for somnus
But Somnus waved over him a branch moistened with Lethæan dew, and his eyes closed in spite of all his efforts.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Ivory Gate.Gate leading from cave of Somnus to outer world, 210, 211.Myths of Greece and Rome|H. A. Guerber
The Greek god of sleep and dreams, the son and minister of Somnus.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
The convex presupposes the concave; and vam is related to vap (as somnus is related to hpnos, to svapnas, and to sopor).Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
Tria sunt necessaria ad salutem tempora, cibus, somnus et jocus.The Grey Friars in Oxford|Andrew G. Little
"sleep personified; the god of sleep in Roman mythology," equivalent of Greek Hypnos, son of Night and brother of Death, 1590s, from Latin somnus "sleep, drowsiness," from PIE *swep-no-, from root *swep- (1) "to sleep" (cf. Sanskrit svapnah, Avestan kvafna-, Greek hypnos, Lithuanian sapnas, Old Church Slavonic sunu, Old Irish suan, Welsh hun "sleep," Latin sopor "a deep sleep," Old English swefn, Old Norse svefn "a dream").