Pasiphaë

Pasiphaë

[puh-sif-uh-ee]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the wife of Minos, mother of Ariadne, and mother of the Minotaur by the Cretan bull.
2.
Astronomy. a small moon of the planet Jupiter.

Origin:
1775–85

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Pasiphaë1 (pəˈsɪfɪiː)
 
n
Greek myth the wife of Minos and mother (by a bull) of the Minotaur

Pasiphaë2 (pəˈsɪfɪiː)
 
n
astronomy a small outer satellite of the planet Jupiter

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Pasiphae
wife of Minos, mother of Phaedra and Ariadne, from L., from Gk. Pasiphae, from pasiphaes "shining for all," from pasi "for all" + phaos "light."
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