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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Somnus sleep personified
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. somnolentiasomnus, sleep.


In literature:

She flourishes there in great luxuriance; Nox and Somnus make her bed their couch.
"Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing" by T. S. Arthur
Ergo tua perpetuus speeliuit limunia somnus?
"The Spanish Tragedie" by Thomas Kyd
Somnus, the King of Sleep, lived in a deep, still cave, so dark that he had never seen the rainbow or the sun.
"Classic Myths" by Mary Catherine Judd
Did the Master slap them all round and pull the ears of the poor little fat somnus?
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
But I wooed Somnus in vain.
"Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army" by William G. Stevenson
Somnus protect me from hearing any but some half dozen orators in both houses!
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
In spite of the trick Somnus had just played her, she would now gladly have courted him again, if only to escape from ever growing regret.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
To bed we go, and Somnus touches our eyes with his wand of poppies.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
In a valley among the black Cimmerian mountains the death-god Somnus had his abode.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
Last night as I was wooing Somnus in vain, an idea came into my head.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
Somnus, however, did not descend that night with his usual lightness upon Grobey.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
See Somnus interruptus, Class I.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The palace of Somnus was a dark cave, where the god lies asleep on a bed of feathers.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
Without a moment's hesitation, Iris set out for the palace of Somnus, the king of sleep.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Somnus, however, did not descend that night with his usual lightness upon Grobey.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 6" by Various