Ganymede

Ganymede

[gan-uh-meed]
noun
1.
Also, Ganymedes [gan-uh-mee-deez] . Classical Mythology. a Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus and taken to Olympus, where he was made the cupbearer of the gods and became immortal.
2.
Astronomy. the largest moon of the planet Jupiter.
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Ganymede1 (ˈɡænɪˌmiːd)
 
n
classical myth a beautiful Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus to Olympus and made the cupbearer of the gods

Ganymede2 (ˈɡænɪˌmiːd)
 
n
the brightest and largest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, and the largest in the solar system. Diameter: 5262 km; orbital radius: 1 070 000 km

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Ganymede
Trojan youth whom Zeus made his cup-bearer, from Gk. Ganymedes, lit. "rejoicing in his virility," from ganymai "I rejoice, am glad" + medea (pl.) "counsels, plans, cunning" (see Medea). Used figuratively of serving-boys (1608) and catamites (1591).
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Ganymede   (gān'ə-mēd')  Pronunciation Key 
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the seventh in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest satellite in the solar system.
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