[ UK /nˈɛɹeɪd/ ]
- (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
How To Use Nereid In A Sentence
- Have you spent your love on the white cytisus ridges, the Nereid-blue water, the wing-dip of the hills? Arrow Music BY [Bryher].
- A modern Greek tale narrates that a nereid, enamoured of a youth, and by him scorned, turned him into a snake till he should find another love as fair as she. Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Second Series
- A nereid, or mermaid, was taken in the year 1403 in a Dutch lake, and was in every respect like a French woman, except that she did not speak. Nightmare Abbey
- A Cretan ballad, taken down about 1820-30, relates that a young peasant, falling in love with a nereid, was advised by an old woman to seize his beloved by the hair just before cock-crow, and hold her fast, whatever transformation she might undergo. Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Second Series
- She listened until the sun set and night darkened upon the waters, then slowly retraced her way home, thinking every cloud that floated above her might be a messenger from Olympus, and that every fleck of foam was perhaps the little white hand of a nereid, sporting amid the waves. The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories
- Tam Lin, Introduction: the nereid cried out, ‘Let go my child, dog!’ Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Second Series
- Mythology: the wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids, or sea nymphs. 15,000 Baby Names
- According to legend, she boasted she was more beautiful than the sea nymphs, called the Nereids. Her boast angered Poseidon, god of the sea, who sent a sea monster, Cetus, to ravage the kingdom.
- Nereids beneath the nitid moon
- Mothers or older sisters will love the pretty enamelled jewellery from Les Nereides.