- 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 Ganym?d?s
- 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 Ganym&emacron;d&emacron;s, from Greek Ganum&emacron;d&emacron;s.
From Ancient Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganumēdēs, “meant to please”), from γάνυμαι (ganumai, “I rejoice, I am glad”) + μῆδος (mēdos, “thought, intention”).