- Gr. Myth. a Phoenician princess loved by Zeus: he, disguised as a white bull, carries her off across the sea to Crete
- the fourth largest satellite of Jupiter: discovered in 1610 by Galileo
L < Gr Eurōpē
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- Greek Mythology A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus, who had assumed the form of a white bull, and by him the mother of Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon.
- One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the sixth in distance from the planet. It was originally sighted by Galileo.
Origin: Latin Eurōpa
Origin: , from Greek Eurōpē
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