Nereid


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Ne·re·id

 (nîr′ē-ĭd)
n.
1. Greek Mythology One of the sea nymphs, the 50 daughters of Nereus.
2. A satellite of Neptune.

[Latin Nērēïs, Nērēïd-, from Greek, from Nēreus, Nereus.]

Nereid

(ˈnɪərɪɪd)
n, pl Nereides (nəˈriːəˌdiːz)
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth any of the 50 sea nymphs who were the daughters of the sea god Nereus
[C17: via Latin from Greek Nērēid, from Nereus; compare Latin nāre to swim]

Nereid

(ˈnɪərɪɪd)
n
(Astronomy) a satellite of the planet Neptune, in a large and highly eccentric orbit

Ne•re•id

(ˈnɪər i ɪd)

n.
(sometimes l.c.) a sea nymph, one of Nereus' 50 daughters.
[< Latin Nērēid- < Greek, s. of Nērēís. See Nereus, -id1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nereid - (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god NereusNereid - (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
sea nymph - (Greek mythology) a water nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus or Nereus
Thetis - (Greek mythology) one of the 50 Nereids; mother of Achilles by Peleus
Translations

nereid

[ˈnɪərɪɪd] Nnereida f

nereid

n (Myth) → Nereide f, → Meerjungfrau f

Nereid

[ˈnɪərɪɪd] n (Myth) → nereide f
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