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Hypnos

[hip-nos] /ˈhɪp nɒs/
noun
1.
the ancient Greek god of sleep.
Origin
< Greek hýpnos sleep; cognate with Old English swefn, Latin somnus, Welsh hun; cf. sopor
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Hypnos

/ˈhɪpnɒs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the god of sleep Roman counterpart Somnus Compare Morpheus
Word Origin
Greek: sleep
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