Land-of-nod



[nod] /nɒd/

noun
1.
the mythical land of sleep.
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a region to the east of Eden to which Cain went after he had killed Abel (Genesis 4:14)
2.
an imaginary land of sleep
noun

sleep
Word Origin

a pun on the Biblical place name in Genesis

To “go off to the land of Nod,” or to “nod off,” is to go to sleep: “What a boring speech! Half the listeners are on their way to the land of Nod.”

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