Ne·​re·​us ˈnir-ē-əs How to pronounce Nereus (audio)
: a sea-god in Greek mythology

Word History


Latin, from Greek Nēreus

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nereus was in 1513

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“Nereus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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