- 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
Origin of EuropaClassical Latin from Classical Greek Eur?p?
- 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. It was originally sighted by Galileo.
Origin of EuropaLatin Eurōpa from Greek Eurōpē
OriginSee also: Európa
From Ancient Greek Εὐρώπα (Europa), a character in Greek mythology.