plural -s
obsolete : naiad
[New Latin Naid-, Nais genus of annelids from Latin, naiad] : any of numerous small freshwater annelids constituting Nais and related genera of the order Oligochaeta

Word History


Latin naid-, nais, from Greek, from nan to flow + -id-, -is -id

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“Naid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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