Nereus

[ neer-ee-uhs, neer-yoos ]
/ ˈnɪər i əs, ˈnɪər yus /

noun Classical Mythology.

a sea god, the son of Pontus and Gaia and father of the Nereids.

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Origin of Nereus

First recorded in 1600–20; from Latin Nēreus, from Greek Nēreús; probably of pre-Greek origin

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British Dictionary definitions for Nereus

Nereus
/ (ˈnɪərɪˌuːs) /

noun

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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