Definitions for iapetus

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word iapetus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Iapetus(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology

Wiktionary

  1. Iapetus(ProperNoun)

    A Titan, the son of Uranus and Gaia, and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius.

  2. Iapetus(ProperNoun)

    The third largest moon of Saturn

  3. Iapetus(ProperNoun)

    An ancient ocean which existed between 600 and 400 million years ago.

  4. Origin: Ἰαπετός.

Freebase

  1. Iapetus

    Iapetus, occasionally Japetus, is the third-largest natural satellite of Saturn, and eleventh-largest in the Solar System. Compared to Earth's moon, its radius is about 42% and its density is about 32.5% resulting in a mass of about 2.5% of Earth's moon. Iapetus is best known for its dramatic 'two-tone' coloration, but discoveries by the Cassini mission in 2007 have revealed several other unusual physical characteristics, such as an equatorial ridge that runs about halfway around the moon.

Translation

Find a translation for the iapetus definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these iapetus definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"iapetus." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/iapetus>.

Are we missing a good definition for iapetus?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for iapetus: