Tethys meaning

tēthĭs
(greek mythology) A Titaness and sea goddess who was both sister and wife of Oceanus.
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A satellite of Saturn.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) A daughter of Uranus and wife of Oceanus, by whom she is the mother of the Oceanides.
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(place, proper) A satellite of Saturn having long trenchlike valleys and sharing its orbit with other satellites.
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(place) Any of various ancient seas and geosynclines, esp. any of those of the Mesozoic and early Cenozoic eras that separated Laurasia from Gondwana.
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Origin of tethys

  • Latin Tēthys from Greek Tēthus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition