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Ganymede (ˈgænɪˌmid )



  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)


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