A statue of the youth Ganymede.
- Gr. Myth. a beautiful youth carried off by Zeus to be the cupbearer to the gods
- the largest satellite of Jupiter: discovered in 1610 by Galileo
Origin of GanymedeClassical Greek Ganymēdēs
- Greek Mythology A Trojan boy of great beauty whom Zeus carried away to be his lover and to be cupbearer to the gods.
- One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest satellite in the solar system.
Origin of GanymedeLatin Ganymēdēs, from Greek Ganumēdēs.
From Ancient Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganumēdēs, “meant to please”), from γάνυμαι (ganumai, “I rejoice, I am glad”) + μῆδος (mēdos, “thought, intention”).