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.
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- 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
To the people of Atlantis she is Princess Naia, half-mortal daughter of the Oceanid Queen Metis and her long-lost human consort.
Tradition, as reported by the Greek traveller, Pausanias, identified her with the Oceanid, or "daughter of Ocean", of Greek poetry.