Gr. Myth. one of the Nereids, the goddess of the sea and wife of Poseidon
Origin of AmphitriteClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Amphitrit?
A Nereid, goddess of the sea and the wife of Poseidon.
From the genus name.
- (Greek mythology) An ancient Greek sea goddess, in some histories a daughter of Nereus and Doris (so a nereid), in others of Oceanus and Tethys (an oceanid), who became the wife-consort of Poseidon and mother of his son Triton (and, according to Homer, of some seals and dolphins).
- (astronomy) The asteroid 29 Amphitrite.
From Ancient Greek Ἀμφιτρίτη.