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n. Greek Mythology
A Titan god of the outer sea encircling the earth and the father of the Oceanides and the river gods.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titan, divinity of the stream believed to flow around the earth


(oʊˈsi ə nəs)

(in Greek myth) a Titan who rules over a great stream of water that encircles the earth.
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Noun1.Oceanus - (Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythologyOceanus - (Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythology
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References in classic literature ?
Venient annis Saecula seris, quibus Oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat Tellus, Tiphysque novos Detegat orbes; nec sit terris Ultima Thule:
Thence they arise and go abroad by night, veiled in thick mist, and utter their song with lovely voice, praising Zeus the aegis- holder and queenly Hera of Argos who walks on golden sandals and the daughter of Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athene, and Phoebus Apollo, and Artemis who delights in arrows, and Poseidon the earth-holder who shakes the earth, and reverend Themis and quick-glancing (1) Aphrodite, and Hebe with the crown of gold, and fair Dione, Leto, Iapetus, and Cronos the crafty counsellor, Eos and great Helius and bright Selene, Earth too, and great Oceanus, and dark Night, and the holy race of all the other deathless ones that are for ever.
But afterwards she lay with Heaven and bare deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys.
For Jove went yesterday to Oceanus, to a feast among the Ethiopians, and the other gods went with him.
There fair-haired Rhadamanthus reigns, and men lead an easier life than any where else in the world, for in Elysium there falls not rain, nor hail, nor snow, but Oceanus breathes ever with a West wind that sings softly from the sea, and gives fresh life to all men.
Oceanus had his first nine starts for Ed Dunlop and lost his way for his former trainer, but has bounced back since joining this yard and followed his stable debut third at Yarmouth in May with fifth in a 1m2f handicap at Redcar later that month.
Tenders are invited for Servicing And Spares For Bauer Make Junior And Oceanus Breathing Air Compressor
Oregon State University recently announced a grant award of $122 million from the National Science Foundation to build a replacement ship for the Oceanus.
We do not have the technology to develop Mini-LNG plants, but joining hands with companies like South Korea's Oceanus and KOGAS is an important step to develop our LNG sector," Xinhua quoted Pakseresht as saying.
We do not have the technology to develop mini-LNG plants, but joining hands with companies like Oceanus consortium and KOGAS (South Korean's public natural gas company) is an important first step to develop our LNG sector," he added.
Derived from the Greek Oceanus, the ocean composes much of a planet's hydrosphere.
Illa ipsa nocte in cubiculo Maximi silva crescebat et crescebat et crescebat, dum de camara eius pependerunt vites et parietes circumundique facti sunt mundus et oceanus praeterlapsus est cum cumba privata Maximo et per noctem diemque enavigavit.