What does calypso mean?

Definitions for calypso
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

Wiktionary

  1. Calypsonoun

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

    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.

  2. Calypsonoun

    The eighth moon of Saturn

    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.

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.

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

Freebase

  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.

Mythology

  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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Numerology

  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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