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Syllabification: O·ce·a·nid
Pronunciation: /ōˈsēənid

Definition of Oceanid in English:

noun (plural Oceanids or Oceanides /ˌōsēˈanidēz/)

Greek Mythology
A sea nymph; one of the daughters of Oceanus.
Example sentences
  • She is Juno’s messenger, and an Oceanid: the offspring of an unending stream of water that encircles the earth.
  • Circe's father was Helios, the God of the Sun and her mother was Perse, an Oceanid.


from French Océanide, from Greek ōkeanis, ōkeanid-.

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