- Gr. Myth. daughter of Uranus and Gaea, wife of Cronus, and mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia: identified with the Roman Ops and the Phrygian Cybele
- a large satellite of Saturn
- any of an order (Rheiformes) of large, flightless birds of South America, smaller than an ostrich and having three toes and a feathered head and neck
Origin of RheaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek
Either of two large flightless South American birds, Rhea americana or R. pennata (syn. Pterocnemia pennata), having gray-brown plumage, a long neck and legs, and three-toed feet.
Origin of rheaNew Latin Rhea, genus name, probably from Latin, the wife of Cronus; see Rhea.
- Greek Mythology The sister and wife of Cronus and the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
- A satellite of Saturn.
Origin of RheaLatin, from Greek Rhe&amacron;.
Modern Latin, from the mother of Zeus in Greek mythology, Rhea, from Ancient Greek á¿¬ÎÎ± (Rhea).
- A flax plant; ramie.
From Ancient Greek á¿¬ÎÎ± (Rhea).