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Ganymede (ˈgænɪˌmid Pronunciation for )



  1. (Greek mythology) a beautiful youth carried off by Zeus to be the cupbearer to the gods
  2. the largest satellite of Jupiter: discovered in 1610 by Galileo

Word Origin

Gr Ganymēdēs

Example Sentences Including 'Ganymede'

"There are Met ships crossing the asteroid belt," Sherman replied, "closing on Ganymede for `taxation enforcement.
Tony Daniel METAPLANETARY (2001)
Callisto, which is about the size of the planet Mercury, is one of Jupiter's four giant moons, which include Europa, Io and Ganymede.
Wired (2001)
Mission controllers are preparing for a June 27 encounter with Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
Seattle Times (1996)
When Michelangelo did his drawings of Ganymede , it is not clear whether he is the eagle or the boy or maybe both.
Thompson, Mark Gay Soul: Finding the Heart of Gay Spirit and Nature with Sixteen Writers, Healers, Teachers, and Visionaries (1994)


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