Nereid



[neer-ee-id] /ˈnɪər i ɪd/

noun
1.
any elongate cylindrical worm of the polychaete family Nereididae, including clamworms.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the family Nereididae.
[neer-ee-id] /ˈnɪər i ɪd/
noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) Classical Mythology. any of the 50 daughters of Nereus; a sea nymph.
2.
Astronomy. a moon of the planet Neptune.
/ˈnɪərɪɪd/
noun (pl) Nereides (nəˈriːəˌdiːz)
1.
(Greek myth) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were the daughters of the sea god Nereus
/ˈnɪərɪɪd/
noun
1.
a satellite of the planet Neptune, in a large and highly eccentric orbit

“sea-nymph,” 1510s, from Greek Nereis (genitive Nereidos), daughter of the ancient sea-god Nereus, whose name is related to naros “flowing, liquid, I flow” (see naiad).

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