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kəˈlɪp soʊca·lyp·so

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calypso, fairy-slipper, Calypso bulbosanoun

    rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf

  2. Calypsonoun

    (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years


  1. Calypsonoun

    A sea nymph who entertained Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for seven years

  2. Calypsonoun

    The eighth moon of Saturn

  3. Etymology: Originally Trinidad English, an alteration of kaiso, perhaps ultimately of African origin; Allsopp 1996 suggests ka iso, used to urge dancers on. The spelling reflects a later folk-etymological assimilation with the mythological name Calypso.


  1. Calypso

    Calypso is a song written by John Denver in 1975 as a tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his research ship, the Calypso. The song was featured on Denver's 1975 album Windsong. Released as the B-side of "I'm Sorry", "Calypso" received substantial airplay, enabling it to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. After "I'm Sorry" fell out of the #1 position, "Calypso" began receiving more airplay than "I'm Sorry," thus causing Billboard to list "Calypso" as the new A-side. Hence, "Calypso" is itself considered a #2 hit on the Hot 100. John Denver was a close friend of Cousteau. Calypso was the name of Cousteau's research boat that sailed around the world for ocean conservation.


  1. calypso

    Calypso is a genre of music that originated in the Caribbean, particularly in Trinidad and Tobago, during the early 20th century. It is characterized by highly rhythmic and harmonic vocals and often includes social commentary, usually used as a form of satire or political protest. Additionally, Calypso is also the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who detained Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for several years.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calypsonoun

    a small and beautiful species of orchid, having a flower variegated with purple, pink, and yellow. It grows in cold and wet localities in the northern part of the United States. The Calypso borealis is the only orchid which reaches 68¡ N.

  2. Etymology: [The Latinized Greek name of a beautiful nymph.]


  1. Calypso

    Calypso was a nymph in Greek mythology, who lived on the island of Ogygia, where she detained Odysseus for several years. She is generally said to be the daughter of the Titan Atlas. Hesiod mentions either different Calypsos or the same Calypso as one of the Oceanid daughters of Tethys and Oceanus, and Pseudo-Apollodorus as one of the Nereid daughters of Nereus and Doris.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Calypso

    in the Greek mythology a nymph, daughter of Atlas, queen of the island of Ogygia, who by her fascinating charms detained Ulysses beside her for 7 of the 10 years of his wanderings home from Troy; she died of grief on his departure.


  1. Calypso

    (Calyp′so) was queen of the island of Ogygia, on which Ulysses was wrecked, and where he was persuaded to remain seven years.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calypso in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calypso in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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