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/ oʊˈsi ə nəs /
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noun Classical Mythology.

a Titan who was the son of Uranus and Gaia, the consort of Tethys, and the father of the river gods and Oceanids.
a great stream of water encircling the earth and believed to be the source of all rivers, lakes, etc.



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Origin of Oceanus

First recorded in 1580–1600; from Latin Ōceanus, from Greek Ōkeanós; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for Oceanus

/ (əʊˈsɪənəs) /


Greek myth a Titan, divinity of the stream believed to flow around the earth
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