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Monday, December 15, 2014

Definitions for thalassic

  1. of or pertaining to seas and oceans.
  2. of or pertaining to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies.
  3. growing, living, or found in the sea; marine.

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Citations for thalassic
He shook his head; and I, recalling the crimson chamber in his castle, speculated upon his living arrangements in thalassic caverns I could scarcely conceive. Gene Wolfe, The Urth of the New Sun, 1987
Yet in reaching for the paring knife in her coat pocket, she found also the blood-stones; against her palm they beat with thalassic hearts. S. M. Wheeler, Sea Change, 2013
Origin of thalassic
1855-1860
Thalassic came to English in the mid-1800s from the Greek thálassa meaning "sea."