A statue of Nereid.
Nereid definition by Webster's New World
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Gr. Myth. any of the sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus
Origin: Classical Latin Nereis (gen. Nereidis) ; from Classical Greek Nērēis (gen. Nērēidos) ; from Nēreus
Nereid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Greek Mythology Any of the sea nymphs, the 50 daughters of Nereus.
- The satellite of Neptune that is eighth in distance from the planet.
Origin: Latin Nērēïs, Nērēïd-, from Greek, from Nēreus, Nereus.