Ganymede



[gan-uh-meed] /ˈgæn əˌmid/

noun
1.
Also, Ganymedes
[gan-uh-mee-deez] /ˌgæn əˈmi diz/ (Show IPA). Classical Mythology. a Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus and taken to Olympus, where he was made the cupbearer of the gods and became immortal.
2.
Astronomy. the largest moon of the planet Jupiter.
/ˈɡænɪˌmiːd/
noun
1.
(classical myth) a beautiful Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus to Olympus and made the cupbearer of the gods
/ˈɡænɪˌmiːd/
noun
1.
the brightest and largest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, and the largest in the solar system. Diameter: 5262 km; orbital radius: 1 070 000 km

Trojan youth whom Zeus made his cup-bearer, from Greek Ganymedes, literally “rejoicing in his virility,” from ganymai “I rejoice, am glad” + medea (plural) “counsels, plans, cunning” (see Medea), but here taken by many to mean “genitals.” Used figuratively of serving-boys (c.1600) and catamites (1590s).
Ganymede
(gān’ə-mēd’)
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.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Gao

    [gah-oh, gou] /ˈgɑ oʊ, gaʊ/ noun 1. a city in E Mali. 1. . /ˈɡɑːəʊ; ɡaʊ/ noun 1. a town in E Mali, on the River Niger: a small river port. Pop: 57 978 (2005 est) General Accounting Office

  • Gaoled

    [jeyl] /dʒeɪl/ noun, verb (used with object), British. 1. . [jeyl] /dʒeɪl/ noun 1. a prison, especially one for the detention of persons awaiting trial or convicted of minor offenses. verb (used with object) 2. to take into or hold in lawful custody; imprison. /dʒeɪl/ noun, verb 1. (Brit) a variant spelling of jail /dʒeɪl/ […]



  • Gaoler

    [jeyl] /dʒeɪl/ noun, verb (used with object), British. 1. . /dʒeɪl/ noun, verb 1. (Brit) a variant spelling of jail n. chiefly British English spelling of jailer. see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.

  • Gaon

    [gah-ohn; Sephardic Hebrew gah-awn; Ashkenazic Hebrew gah-ohn, goin] /ˈgɑ oʊn; Sephardic Hebrew gɑˈɔn; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈgɑ oʊn, gɔɪn/ noun, plural Geonim [Sephardic Hebrew ge-aw-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gey-oh-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew gɛ ɔˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew geɪˈoʊ nɪm/ (Show IPA). English, Gaons. 1. a title of honor for the directors of the Jewish academies at Sura and Pumbedita […]



Disclaimer: Ganymede definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.