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

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