Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman mythology, the personification and god of sleep. the Greek Hypnos, a brother of Death (Mors or Thanatos), and a son of Night (Nox).

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Examples

  • Praeparat corpus talis somnus ad multas periculosas aegritudines.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Interdiu oculi, et aures occupatae distrahunt animum, at noctu solus jactor, ad auroram somnus paulum misertus, nec tamen ex animo puella abiit, sed omnia mihi de Leucippe somnia erant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ventres hisce aridi, somnus plerumque parcus et interruptus, somnia absurdissima, turbulenta, corporis tremor, capitis gravedo, strepitus circa aures et visiones ante oculos, ad venerem prodigi.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Victus nomine non tam cibus et potus, sed aer, exercitatio, somnus, vigilia, et reliquae res sex non-naturales contineritur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Cogita quamdiu eadem feceris; cibus, somnus, ludus per hunc circulum curritur; mori velle non tantum fortis, aut miser, aut prudens, sed etiam fastidiosus potest.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Ita fui ut interdiu consumeret me aestus, et gelu in nocte, et recedebat somnus meus ab oculis meis.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • “Secundum communem dictionem sacrae scripturae, mors dicitur somnus, et morientes dicuntur abdormire, quod innuere mihi videtur statum mortis esse statum quietis, silentii, et {Greek expression}.”

    Memoirs of My Life and Writings

  • Neither is much weight due to the fanciful comparison of Gubernatis: "The moon is the watcher of the sky, that is to say, she sleeps with her eyes open; so also does the hare, whence the _somnus leporinus_ became a proverb."

    Moon Lore

  • Sed quum hae litterae allatae, [376] forte Nabdalsa exercito corpore fessus in lecto quiescebat, ubi cognitis Bomilcaris verbis primo cura, deinde, uti aegrum animum solet, [377] somnus cepit.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Omnes mortales uictores, cordibus uiuis laetantes, uino curatos, somnus repente10 in campo passim mollissimus perculit acris.

    Lesser Fragments of the Annals

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