Meaning and Origin
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Origin and Meaning of Triton
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- A user from the United Kingdom says the name Triton means "Triton also known as Driton possibly means light in proto Albanian a similar meaning is possible in ancient Illyrian".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell.
- [Zoöl] Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell, and sea trumpet.
- [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata Molge palmata, and Molge alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.
Etymology: L., fr. Gr. Tri`twn
Other Dictionary Sources
- Small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
- Tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
- The largest moon of Neptune
- (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
Ancient Greek τρίτος (trítos), third + -on, particle
- (physics) the atomic nucleus of a tritium atom, consisting of a proton and two neutrons
From Triton, who blows such a seashell like a trumpet.
- any of several marine gastropods of the family Ranellidae having a pointed spiral shell
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