Son of Neptune, represented as a fish with a human head. It is
this sea-god that makes the roaring of the ocean by blowing through
“Hear old Triton blow his wreathëd horn [hear the sea roar]”. Wordsworth.
A Triton among the minnows. The sun among inferior lights. Luna
inter minores ignes.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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