omnogogic

English translation: hypnagogic

12:26 May 24, 2018
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English term or phrase: omnogogic
Hi everyone!

The term is from St Aubyn's "Mother's Milk". Let me give the context:

Patrick is having a hard time falling asleep. He is caught in a vicious cycle of thoughts. Trying to get rid of it, he gets up, changes rooms and slides into the bed where his wife and little son is sleeping.

"Patrick lay on his side, teetering on the edge of the bed. He certainly wasn’t going to get any sleep in this precarious sardine tin, but if he could just let his mind glide along, he might get some rest; if he could go omnogogic, gaining the looseness of dreams without their tyranny, that would be something. He was just going to forget about the Julia incident. What Julia incident?"

I couldn't find anything about "omnogogic", or even anything close to it. Does anybody have an idea what it can be? Thanks
vitaminBcomplex
Local time: 15:12
English translation:hypnagogic
Explanation:
I'm guessing that maybe someone misread the author's handwriting.

hypnagogic
relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep. hypnagogic hallucinations
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypnagogic
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hypnagogic


Explanation:
I'm guessing that maybe someone misread the author's handwriting.

hypnagogic
relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep. hypnagogic hallucinations
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypnagogic


philgoddard
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agree  Charles Davis: I think it's probably a typo for "somnogogic", which gives me precisely two Google results, but would be a synonym of "hypnagogic", using the Latin root for "sleep" (somnus) rather than the proper Greek one (hypnos).
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  -> Thanks. Whatever went wrong, I think the meaning is clear.

agree  Daryo
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