Tethys

noun
Te·​thys | \ˈtē-thəs \

Definition of Tethys 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a Titaness and wife of Oceanus

Tethys

geographical name
Te·​thys | \ˈtē-thəs \

Definition of Tethys (Entry 2 of 2)

either of two ancient seas: an earlier one that extended into eastern Pangaea late in the Paleozoic Era, or a later one that separated Laurasia to the north from Gondwana to the south during the Mesozoic Era

Note: The Mediterranean, Black, Caspian, and Aral seas are remnants of the later Tethys Sea.

Other Words from Tethys

Geographical name

Tethyan \-​thē-​ən \ adjective

First Known Use of Tethys

Noun

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tethys

Noun

Latin, from Greek Tēthys

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