A statue of the youth Ganymede.
Ganymede definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: Classical Greek Ganymēdēs
Ganymede definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- 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 and the seventh in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is one of the largest satellites in the solar system.
Origin: Latin Ganymēdēs, from Greek Ganumēdēs.
ganymede - Science Definition
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.