Tethys

noun
Te·​thys | \ ˈtē-thəs How to pronounce Tethys (audio) \

Definition of Tethys

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Titaness and wife of Oceanus

Tethys

geographical name
Te·​thys | \ ˈtē-thəs How to pronounce Tethys (audio) \

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 \ ˈtē-​thē-​ən How to pronounce Tethys (audio) \ 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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“Tethys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tethys. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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