What is another word for merman?

Pronunciation: [mˈɜːmən] (IPA)

Merman is a mythical creature known for its half-human, half-fish appearance. However, there are several different names and synonyms that can be used to refer to this fascinating creature. In some cultures, merman is called a Triton, which is a lesser known sea god often depicted as carrying a conch shell. In other cultures, merman is known as a Siren, which is a beautiful aquatic being with the voice of an angel, attracting sailors towards them. Another synonym is Nereid, which is a sea nymph who has the ability to transform themselves into various other sea creatures. Regardless of the name, a merman remains a timeless symbol of the beauty and mystery of the world's oceans.

What are the hypernyms for Merman?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Merman?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for merman (as nouns)

Usage examples for Merman

After listening, the party was about to break up, when suddenly a young merman splashed into view.
"Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks"
William Elliot Griffis
"That is my father," said his guide, "whom thou wounded this morning, thinking that he was one of the common seals who live in the sea, instead of a merman who hath speech, and understanding, as you mortals have.
"The Scottish Fairy Book"
Elizabeth W. Grierson
He went over to the bed, and, stooping over the wounded merman, washed and dressed the hurt as well as he could; and the touch of his hands appeared to work like magic, for no sooner had he finished than the wound seemed to deaden and die, leaving only the scar, and the old seal sprang up, as well as ever.
"The Scottish Fairy Book"
Elizabeth W. Grierson

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