Ganymede

See also: Ganymède and ganymède

EnglishEdit

 
The moon Ganymede.

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganumḗdēs, meant to please), from γάνυμαι (gánumai, I rejoice, I am glad) + μήδεα (mḗdea, thought, intention). Doublet of catamite.

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Ganymede

  1. (Greek mythology) A Trojan boy who was abducted (either by Zeus or Eos), and ultimately became immortal in order to be Zeus' cupbearer.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.

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Solar System in English · Solar System (layout · text)
Star Sun
Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
Notable
moons
Moon Phobos
Deimos
Io
Europa
Ganymede
Callisto
Mimas
Enceladus
Tethys
Dione
Rhea
Titan
Iapetus

Miranda
Ariel
Umbriel
Titania
Oberon
Triton Charon
Styx
Nix
Kerberos
Hydra

NounEdit

Ganymede (plural Ganymedes)

  1. A servant boy or young waiter, particularly one who serves liquor.
  2. A boy kept for pederastic purposes; a catamite.

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