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Amphitrite

See also: amphitrite

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἀμφιτρίτη (Amphitrítē, mother of Poseidon), also "three times around", perhaps for the coiled forms specimens take.

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Amphitrite f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Terebellidaespaghetti worms, sea-floor-dwelling polychetes.

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Amphitrite astronomical symbol

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἀμφιτρίτη.

PronunciationEdit

(US) IPA(key): /ˌæm.fɪˈtɹaɪ.ti/

Proper nounEdit

Amphitrite

  1. (Greek mythology) An ancient Greek sea goddess, in some histories a daughter of Nereus and Doris (and so a nereid), in others of Oceanus and Tethys (and an oceanid), who became the wife-consort of Poseidon and mother of his son Triton (and, according to Homer, of some seals and dolphins).
  2. (astronomy) The asteroid 29 Amphitrite.

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