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Proteus

c. 1400, Protheus, from Old French, ultimately from Greek Proteus, the name of the mythological sea-god who had the power of assuming different shapes at will (see Protean).

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Definitions of Proteus from WordNet

Proteus (n.)
(Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will;
Proteus (n.)
type genus of the Proteidae;
Synonyms: genus Proteus
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