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 (nîr′ē-əs, nîr′yo͞os′)
n. Greek Mythology
A sea god, son of Oceanus and Gaea and father of the Nereids.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a sea god who lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereides


(ˈnɪər i əs, ˈnɪər yus)

(in Greek myth) a sea god, the father of the Nereids.
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Noun1.Nereus - (Greek mythology) a sea god son of Pontus and Gaea; lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereids
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Then Achilles gave a loud cry and his mother heard him as she was sitting in the depths of the sea by the old man her father, whereon she screamed, and all the goddesses daughters of Nereus that dwelt at the bottom of the sea, came gathering round her.
Listen," she cried, "sisters, daughters of Nereus, that you may hear the burden of my sorrows.
233-239) And Sea begat Nereus, the eldest of his children, who is true and lies not: and men call him the Old Man because he is trusty and gentle and does not forget the laws of righteousness, but thinks just and kindly thoughts.
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