Definitions

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

  • n. Greek Mythology One of the Nereids, the wife of Peleus and mother of Achilles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. One of the Nereids; the mother of Achilles
  • proper n. 17 Thetis, the seventeenth asteroid of the Main Belt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In classical mythology, a marine goddess, who became the spouse of the mortal Peleus, despite her efforts to escape him by countless Protean transformations, and was by him the mother of Achilles.
  • n. The seventeenth planetoid, discovered by Luther at Bilk in 1852.

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

  • n. (Greek mythology) one of the 50 Nereids; mother of Achilles by Peleus

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Θέτις. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Poem 64, a little mythological epic about Ariadne “embedded” in an ekphrastic poem framed by the wedding of Pelus and Thetis is the sort of charming and mannered writing that doesn’t electrify as much as elegant but contemporary-feeling metrical lyrics about stolen dinner napkins or buggering or hopeless love with an older married woman.

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  • HMS "Thetis" - Secrets and Scandal - Aftermath of a Disaster by David Roberts

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  • 'When I was in Thebes they told me about your love for a priestess called Thetis ...'

    Lion Of Macedon

  • ‘When I was in Thebes they told me about your love for a priestess called Thetis ...’

    Lion Of Macedon

  • The vessel in which the young sculptor sailed for Naples was called the Thetis, and the captain engaged to watch over him; the voyage was long, and all on board became fond of

    A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

  • She was called the Thetis; a bust of the nymph was erected in the bows, and she carried a crew of seven men, including the captain.

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  • It's there in her classic Ovidian tales of metamorphosis ( "Thetis", in which the slippery goddess feels "the surge of other shapes beneath my skin"; a poem on transmutation that opens, blandly, "Dusk, deserted road, and suddenly/I was a goat"), as well as in a fascination with borders: between countries; between poets (her 2002 collection, Tender Taxes, is a book-length engagement with Rilke); between the self and the world.

    Jo Shapcott: I'm not someone chasing her own ambulance

  • Kelolo was not present. to translate when Abner found the excavation, and all Kelolo would say was, "Thetis," measuring the deep pit with his arms extended.

    Hawaii

  • The little "Thetis" had throbbed and panted steadily.

    The Pit: A Story of Chicago

  • Three vessels, the "Thetis," "Alert," and "Bear," left New York by order of the Navy Department to search for Lieutenant Greely and his party, comprising what is known as the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

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