Callisto meaning

kə-lĭstō
(greek mythology) A nymph, beloved of Zeus and hated by Hera. Hera changed her into a bear, and Zeus then placed her in the sky as the constellation Ursa Major.
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One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the third largest satellite in the solar system.
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(class. myth., person, proper) A nymph loved by Zeus and changed into a bear by Hera.
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(place, proper) The second largest satellite of Jupiter: discovered in 1610 by Galileo.
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One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the eighth in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest planetary satellite.
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(mythology) A nymph of Artemis.
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(astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.
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Origin of callisto

  • Latin from Greek Kallistō perhaps from kallistos superlative of kalos beautiful

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition