Definition of Nereus
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LNS
Nēreus, Nērei and eos
Nereus
Νηρεύς
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the son of Oceanus and Tethys, a seagod, the husband of Doris, and father of the Nereids
  2. sea-monsters
  3. the sea
Abbreviations
Nēreus (dissyl.), i and eos, m., = Νηρεύς, the son of Oceanus and Tethys, a seagod, the husband of Doris, and father of the Nereids, Ov. M. 13, 742; Prop. 3, 5, 33 (4, 6, 67); Verg. A. 8, 383: Nerei filii, sea-monsters, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 733 P. (Trag. v. 138 Vahl.); Ov. Am. 2, 11, 39; Verg. A. 2, 418 Forbig. ad loc.; Petr. 139.

— Transf. (poet.), the sea: placidum per Nerea, Tib. 4, 1, 58: quā totum Nereus circumtonat orbem. Ov. M. 1, 187; Val. Fl. 1, 450; Luc. 2, 713.

— Hence, Nērē^is, idis, f., a daughter of Nereus, a sea-nymph, Nereia: virides Nereides, Ov. H. 5, 57: Nereida colligit orbam, id. M. 11, 380: aequoreae Nereides, Cat. 64, 15: Nereis caerula Thetis, Tib. 1, 6, 9 (5, 45).

—Acc. to Hyg. Fab. praef. there were fifty of them; acc. to Prop. 3, 5, 33 (4, 6, 67), a hundred.

— Nērēius, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Nereus: genetrix Nereia, Ov. M. 13, 162: juvenis, Phocus, grandson of Nereus, id. ib. 7, 685: Nereia Doto, daughter of Nereus, Verg. A. 9, 102: Nereia turba, the Nereids, Sil. 7, 416: Nereia bacca, pearls, Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 591

— Nērīnē, ēs, f., = Nereis, Nerine: Nerine Galatea, thymo mihi dulcior Hyblae, Verg. E. 7, 37.

— Nērīnus, a, um, adj., = Nereius, of or belonging to Nereus, Nerine: Nerinae aquae, sea-water, Nemes. Ecl. 4, 52: animantia Nerina, fishes, Aus. Ep. 4, 55.
 
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