American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology Any of the sea nymphs, the 50 daughters of Nereus.
- n. The satellite of Neptune that is eighth in distance from the planet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, a sea-nymph, one of the daughters of Nereus and Doris, generally spoken of as fifty in number. The most famous among them were Amphitrite, Thetis, and Galatea. The Nereids were beautiful maidens helpful to voyagers, and constituted the main body of the female, as the Tritons did of the male, followers of Poseidon or Neptune. They were imagined asdancing, singing, playing musical instruments, wooed by the Tritons, and passing in long processions over the sea seated on hippocamps and other sea monsters. Monuments of ancient art represent them lightly draped or nude, in poses characterized by undulating lines, harmonizing with those of the ocean, and often riding on sea-monsters of fantastic forms.
- n. In zoology, a sea-centiped; an errant marine worm of the family Nereidæ; in a wider sense, a marine annelid: applicable to nearly all of the polychætous worms.
- n. 3. Some ocean organism that shines by night. See the quotation under noctilucous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Class. Myth.) A sea nymph, one of the daughters of Nereus, who were attendants upon Neptune, and were represented as riding on sea horses, sometimes with the human form entire, and sometimes with the tail of a fish.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any species of Nereis. The word is sometimes used for similar annelids of other families.
- n. (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
- From nereid, a sea-nymph of Greek mythology and attendants of the god Neptune. (Wiktionary)
- Latin Nērēïs, Nērēïd-, from Greek, from Nēreus, Nereus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Nereid, this is where the anti-science liars have the advantage.”
“But since Nereid won't answer the question and won't discuss the peer-reviewed papers, I suggest she study both electric 'double layers' and the peer-reviewed papers.”
“By the way, even these myriad excuses don't offer a reason why Nereid won't discuss the three published peer-reviewed papers on "magnetic reconnection".”
“Oh, and just to make it easier on Nereid, here is the link to the Wikipedia entry for plasma double layers it's like spoon feeding a child medicine that tastes bitter — but is good for them .”
“So, when Nereid is backed into a corner, she won't answer and provides myriad excuses for failing to do so.”
“Nereid, study the wikipedia entry for plasma double layers and the three published peer-reviewed papers, linked on this thread, and anybody else for that matter who is still following this thread, and the answer will be obvious.”
“Nereid, you can analyze & interpret the Wikipedia entry and the papers can't you?”
“Admitting double layers and "magnetic reconnection" are the same structure would give too much credibility to Plasma Cosmology, and Nereid just couldn't abide by that — it defeats her purpose for being here.”
“Nereid, you took the Scott quote out of context and inserted in this thread, why?”
“But apparently Dr. Svalgaard has the same opinion on magnetic reconnection and double layers as I had although I didn't stated it — my lame excuse: the questions were directed to Nereid, shame on me.”
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