Etymology
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Morpheus

late 14c., name for the god of dreams in Ovid, son of Sleep, literally "the maker of shapes," from Greek morphē "form, shape, figure," especially "a fine figure, a beautiful form; beauty, fashion, outward appearance," a word of uncertain etymology. Related: Morphean. Morphō was an epithet of Aphrodite at Sparta, literally "shapely."

updated on February 23, 2019

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Definitions of Morpheus from WordNet

Morpheus (n.)
the Roman god of sleep and dreams;
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