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as made controversy arise between Neptune and Pallas over for whom would be named the land by them two together found:

Original French:  que comme feut controverſe meue entre Neptune & Pallas de qui prendroit nom la terre par eulx deux enſemblement trouuée:

Modern French:  que comme feut controverse meue entre Neptune & Pallas de qui prendroit nom la terre par eulx deux ensemblement trouvée:


Neptune

Neptune. [adopted from French Neptune, or adaptation of Latin Neptunus.]

In Roman religion and mythology, the god of the sea, corresponding to the Greek Poseidon; also in transferred sense, the sea or ocean.

C. 1385 Chaucer L.G.W. 2421 Phyllis, The se..possith hym now vp now doun Til neptune hath of hym compassioun.

1564 Brief Exam. B iv b, Wyne was consecrated vnto Bacchus,..Water vnto Neptune.

1590 Shakespeare Mids. N. ii. i. 126 Full often hath she..sat with me on Neptunes yellow sands.

1634 Milton Comus 18 Neptune besides the sway Of every salt Flood, and each ebbing Stream [etc.].


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Posted 26 January 2013. Modified 27 December 2014.

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