Ganymede definition

gănə-mēd
(place, proper) The largest satellite of Jupiter: discovered in 1610 by Galileo.
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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.
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One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest satellite in the solar system.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) A beautiful youth carried off by Zeus to be the cupbearer to the gods.
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(Greek mythology) A Trojan boy who was abducted (either by Zeus or Eos), and ultimately became immortal in order to be Zeus' cup-bearer and lover.
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(astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.
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A servant boy or young waiter, particularly one who serves liquor.
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A boy kept for pederastic purposes; a catamite.
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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.
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Origin of ganymede

  • Latin Ganymēdēs from Greek Ganumēdēs

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

  • From Ancient Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganumēdēs, “meant to please”), from γάνυμαι (ganumai, “I rejoice, I am glad”) + μῆδος (mēdos, “thought, intention”).

    From Wiktionary