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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


(ˈgæn əˌmid)

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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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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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.
GanymedeGreek Ganymedes Latin Ganymedes or CatamitusIn Greek legend, the son of Tros, king of Troy.
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