Oceanus

noun
Oce·​anus | \ ō-ˈsē-ə-nəs How to pronounce Oceanus (audio) \

Definition of Oceanus

: a Titan who rules over a great river encircling the earth in Greek mythology

First Known Use of Oceanus

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Oceanus

Latin Ōceanus, borrowed from Greek Ōkeanós, personification of Ōkeanós "the sea flowing around the land mass of the known world" — more at ocean

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The first known use of Oceanus was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Oceanus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oceanus. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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