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ScriptsΝηρευς Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.NE-REWS Classical Greek
NEER-oos English
NEER-ee-əs English

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
Other Languages & CulturesNereo Italian


biblical, gods, Greek mythology, martyrs, mythology, ocean, ocean deities, saints, water
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute