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Amphitrite

(either 3 or 4 syl.) The sea. In classic mythology, the wife of Neptune (Greek, amphi-trio for tribo, rubbing or wearing away [the shore] on all sides).

His weary chariot sought the bowers
Of Amphitritë and her tending nymphs.

Thomson: Summer. (1625–6).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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