from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology Any of the ocean nymphs believed to be the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Oceanus and Tethys

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A marine mollusk, as distinguished from a naiad or fresh-water shell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) sea nymph who was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys


Greek ōkeanis, ōkeanid-, from Ōkeanos, Oceanus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • To the people of Atlantis she is Princess Naia, half-mortal daughter of the Oceanid Queen Metis and her long-lost human consort.

    The Legion of American Watchers

  • Tradition, as reported by the Greek traveller, Pausanias, identified her with the Oceanid, or "daughter of Ocean", of Greek poetry.

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