A statue of the youth Ganymede.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: Gr Ganymēdēs
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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.
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