Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The Nereids, in the Lusiad, says Castera, are the virtues divine and human.

Cassiope boasted that she and her daughter were more beautiful than Juno and the Nereids.

They dance themselves to death on the hills, and are said by the peasants to be victims of the Nereids.

Two enormous fountains adorned with Tritons, Nereids, and Dolphins beautify the court.

What woful invention were the nasty poultry that dunged on his dinner, and ships on fire turned into Nereids!

The sea woos our dusty limbs: Nereids and Tritons, charging no cruel coin, call us to Nature's baths.

For not many days since my heart was lifted up and I boasted myself fairer than all the Nereids.

"The scene is Venus rising from the ocean, surrounded by nereids and nymphs," answered Greenwood.

In modern Greece it is believed that Nereids can be caught by seizing their wings, their clothes, or even their handkerchiefs.

Cassiopeia boasted of the unparalleled beauty of Andromeda so much that the nymphs Nereids heard of it.