8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary
name for the god of dreams in Ovid, son of Sleep, literally "the maker of shapes," from Greek morphe "form, shape, figure," especially "a fine figure, a beautiful form; beauty, fashion, outward appearance," perhaps from PIE *merph-, a possible Greek root meaning "form." Related: Morphean. Cf. Morpho, an epithet of Aphrodite, literally "shapely."
A Roman god of sleep and dreams.
Note: Someone who is “in the arms of Morpheus” is asleep.
Note: The narcotic morphine was named after Morpheus.