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[neer-ee-uh s, neer-yoos]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a sea god, the son of Pontus and Gaea and father of the Nereids.
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  1. Greek myth a sea god who lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereides
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