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).

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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)
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Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Haumea Makemake Eris
Notable
moons
Moon Phobos
Deimos
Ganymede
Callisto
Io
Europa
Titan
Rhea
Iapetus
Dione
Tethys
Enceladus
Mimas
Titania
Oberon
Umbriel
Ariel
Miranda
Triton Charon
Hydra
Nix
Kerberos
Styx
Hiʻiaka
Namaka
(MK2) Dysnomia

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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