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