Iapetus meaning

ī-ăpĭ-təs, ē-ăp-
(greek mythology) A Titan who was the father of Prometheus and Atlas and an ancestor of the human race.
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A satellite of Saturn.
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(place, proper) A satellite of Saturn having an extreme contrast of low and high reflectiveness on its leading and trailing sides.
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(Greek mythology) A Titan, the son of Uranus and Gaia, and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius.
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(astronomy) The third largest moon of Saturn.
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(geology) An ancient ocean which existed between 600 and 400 million years ago.
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Origin of iapetus

  • Latin Īapetus from Greek Īapetos

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

  • Ancient Greek Ἰαπετός (Iapetos).

    From Wiktionary