There are 2 definitions of nereid in English:


Syllabification: ne·re·id
Pronunciation: /ˈnirēˌid


A bristle worm of the polychaete family (Nereidae).
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mid 19th century: from modern Latin Nereidae, from the Greek name Nēreus (see Nereid).

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There are 2 definitions of nereid in English:


Syllabification: Ne·re·id
Pronunciation: /ˈnirēˌid
1 (also nereid) Greek Mythology Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus. They include Thetis, mother of Achilles.
2 Astronomy A satellite of Neptune, the farthest from the planet, discovered in 1949. It has an irregular shape, a diameter of 211 miles (340 km), and an eccentric orbit.

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