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[see-meyd] /ˈsiˌmeɪd/
a mermaid.
a goddess or nymph of the sea.
Also, sea-maiden
[see-meyd-n] /ˈsiˌmeɪd n/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sea-maid
First recorded in 1580-90; sea + maid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He did not think that the sea-maid herself knew that he had seen her there.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • He thought the sea-maid did not know that he had seen her, for her footsteps came on after his own.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • The sea-maid turned about, and her face flashed suddenly upon him, bright in the moonlight.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • It would have been better for him if he had let go, for in that vehement struggle he felt the evidence of the sea-maid's power.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • Was it not possible that he, rude, whimsical man that he was, might have influence with the sea-maid of the laughing face?

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • A spondee is a foot of two equally accented syllables; as, mainspring, sea-maid.

  • Mr. Croker says this is moruach, sea-maid; the only word we find in O'Reilly is muṁmeċ (mrirgach).

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • Some report a sea-maid spawned him; some, that he was begot between two stock-fishes.

    Measure for Measure William Shakespeare
  • As it was, a pair of brown eyes blinded him, and the tones of a voice sweeter than the songs of Oberon's sea-maid filled his ears.

    A Fool For Love Francis Lynde

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