Tethys

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noun Te·thys \ˈtē-thəs\

Definition of Tethys

  1. :  a Titaness and wife of Oceanus

Origin and Etymology of tethys

Latin, from Greek Tēthys


First Known Use: 1567


Tethys

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geographical name Te·thys \ˈtē-thəs\

Definition of Tethys

  1. hypothetical sea believed to have extended into E Pangaea & later to have separated Laurasia to the N & Gondwanaland to the S with the Mediterranean being a remnant of it

Tethyan

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