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nounPlural Oceanids, Plural OceanidesGreek Mythology
A sea nymph; one of the daughters of Oceanus.
- ‘Each painting features a dazzlingly nubile Phoebus Apollo surrounded by a throng of Oceanides, Tritons, and other marine creatures.’
- ‘Circe's father was Helios, the God of the Sun and her mother was Perse, an Oceanid.’
- ‘She is Junos messenger, and an Oceanid: the offspring of an unending stream of water that encircles the earth.’
From French Océanide, from Greek ōkeanis, ōkeanid-.
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