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sea-maid

[see-meyd]
noun
  1. a mermaid.
  2. a goddess or nymph of the sea.
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Also sea-maid·en [see-meyd-n] /ˈsiˌmeɪd n/.

Origin of sea-maid

First recorded in 1580–90; sea + maid
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Examples from the Web for sea-maid

Historical Examples

  • 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