Po·​sei·​don pə-ˈsī-dᵊn How to pronounce Poseidon (audio)
: the Greek god of the sea compare neptune

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Theme Park Rangers say goodbye to Poseidon’s Fury at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and celebrate Animal Kingdom’s birthday. Orlando Sentinel Podcasts, Orlando Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2023 As Visit Greece explains, the myth behind the town is that it was founded by Nafplios, the son of Poseidon. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Poseidōn

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Poseidon was in 1811

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“Poseidon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Poseidon. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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