- a Nereid, the wife of Peleus and the mother of Achilles.
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Examples from the Web for thetis
Perhaps is it that all of us, as well as the son of Thetis, had a dip therein.
In a second they were in the air, heading for Thetis and the nearest bar at top speed.Warrior Race
Their nuptials were almost as celebrated as those of Peleus and Thetis.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
While he was thus at work silver-footed Thetis came to the house.
Venus is child to Jove, while Thetis is but daughter to the old man of the sea.
- one of the Nereids and mother of Achilles by Peleus
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Word Origin and History for thetis
name of a sea nymph or Nereid, mother of Achiles. Sometimes in poetry, "the sea personified."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper