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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a Nereid, the wife of Peleus and the mother of Achilles.
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Historical Examples of thetis

  • Perhaps is it that all of us, as well as the son of Thetis, had a dip therein.

    Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863


  • In a second they were in the air, heading for Thetis and the nearest bar at top speed.

    Warrior Race

    Robert Sheckley

  • Their nuptials were almost as celebrated as those of Peleus and Thetis.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for thetis


  1. 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."

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