Tethys

[ tee-this ]
/ ˈti θɪs /

noun

Classical Mythology. a Titan, a daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the wife of Oceanus and mother of the Oceanids and river gods.
Astronomy. one of the moons of Saturn.
Geology. the Mesozoic ocean or seaway of which the Mediterranean Sea is a greatly shrunken remnant.

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Origin of Tethys

From Latin Tēthys, from Greek Tēthýs; further origin uncertain; def. 1 was first recorded in 1700–10; def. 2 in 1845–50; and def. 3 in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for Tethys (1 of 3)

Tethys1
/ (ˈtiːθɪs, ˈtɛθ-) /

noun

Greek myth a Titaness and sea goddess, wife of Oceanus

British Dictionary definitions for Tethys (2 of 3)

Tethys2
/ (ˈtiːθɪs, ˈtɛθ-) /

noun

a large satellite of the planet Saturn

British Dictionary definitions for Tethys (3 of 3)

Tethys3
/ (ˈtiːθɪs, ˈtɛθ-) /

noun

the sea that lay between Laurasia and Gondwanaland, the two supercontinents formed by the first split of the larger supercontinent Pangaea. The Tethys Sea can be regarded as the predecessor of today's smaller MediterraneanSee also Pangaea
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