Definition of Oceanus

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythology.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Titan



Definition of Oceanus

1. n. The god of the great outer sea, or the river which was believed to flow around the whole earth.

Definition of Oceanus

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) Personification of vast waters or the world ocean. He was the first-born of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaia, the god ??????? ??????? (River Ocean) that encircled the earth. With his sister Tethys fathered all rivers and the Oceanids. ¹

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Medical Definition of Oceanus

1. The god of the great outer sea, or the river which was believed to flow around the whole earth. Origin: L, from Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oceanus

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oceanus (current term)
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Literary usage of Oceanus

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1. New Orleans as I Found it by Edward Henry Durell (1845)
"But can we afford to give away the little black crosses Г said oceanus. " ' We can afford to promise them,' said Jacques ; ' and now, oceanus, take your hat ..."

2. Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age by William Ewart Gladstone (1858)
"And as they stood in the metaphysical ned'us of ideas, so stood oceanus and his feminine, Tethys, in the terrestrial order; where oceanus was the ..."

3. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction, Classical Mediæval, Legendary: Classical by William Shepard Walsh (1915)
"Oceanides, the daughters of oceanus, who were nymphs of the Ocean, ... oceanus, in classic myth, the god of the great salt river which was believed to ..."

4. A System of Ancient and Mediaeval Geography for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1871)
"(B.) Islands in the oceanus Hibernicus (or Irish Sea). I. Mona, now the Isle of Man. ... (C.) Islands in the oceanus Occidentalis (or Atlantic Ocean). ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the District Courts of the United by United States District Court (New York), United States District Court (Vermont) (1874)
"The answer denies tbat the collision was caused by any bad navigation or carelessness or misconduct on the part of the oceanus, and alleges that it was ..."

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