Ganymede


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Gan·y·mede

 (găn′ə-mēd′)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A Trojan boy of great beauty whom Zeus carried away to be his lover and to be cupbearer to the gods.
2. One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest satellite in the solar system.

[Latin Ganymēdēs, from Greek Ganumēdēs.]
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Ganymede

(ˈɡænɪˌmiːd)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a beautiful Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus to Olympus and made the cupbearer of the gods

Ganymede

(ˈɡænɪˌmiːd)
n
(Celestial Objects) 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
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Gan•y•mede

(ˈgæn əˌmid)

n.
1. a Trojan youth who was taken by Zeus to Olympus and made the cupbearer of the gods.
2. the largest moon of the planet Jupiter.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ganymede - (Greek mythology) a Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Ganymede - the largest of Jupiter's satellitesGanymede - the largest of Jupiter's satellites
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Translations

Ganymede

[ˈgænɪˌmiːd] nGanimede m
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Thus any mixed drink is called {omicron iota nu omicron sigma}, 'wine.' Hence Ganymede is said 'to pour the wine to Zeus,' though the gods do not drink wine.
But Dardanus came to the coast of the mainland -- from him Erichthonius and thereafter Tros were sprung, and Ilus, and Assaracus, and godlike Ganymede, -- when he had left holy Samothrace in his many-benched ship.
....But an eagle caught up Ganymede for Zeus because he vied with the immortals in beauty....
I don't believe Ganymede cried when the eagle carried him away, and perhaps deposited him on Jove's shoulder at the end.
They are of the stock that great Jove gave to Tros in payment for his son Ganymede, and are the finest that live and move under the sun.
Segmentally, Ganymede's revenue rose by 34% to GBP21.1 million on higher levels of demand from Network Rail, while GSS revenue increased by 17% to GBP8.1 million, on an increase in workers supplied to US engineering firm KBR Inc.
Orlando is teasingly tested by Rosalind's alter-ego, the youth Ganymede - played perfectly by Lucy Phelps - before finding out if he will be successful.
"Its goal is to measure Jupiter's magnetic field, its interaction with the internal magnetic field of Ganymede, and to study subsurface oceans of the icy moons," according to the ESA.
Europa and Enceladus' fellow Jupiter moons, Ganymede and Callisto, are also believed to have liquid oceans under their surface.
Thorlabs has expanded its Ganymede OCT line to include two complete imaging systems offering an exceptional A-scan rate of 248kHz.
Of Io, Europa, Ganymede and Calisto, only Europa is smaller than our own Moon, with the largest Ganymede having a diameter 50 per cent greater than the Moon.