What does ganymede mean?

Definitions for ganymedeˈgæn əˌmid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ganymede(noun)

    (Greek mythology) a Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods

  2. Ganymede(noun)

    the largest of Jupiter's satellites


  1. Ganymede(ProperNoun)

    A Trojan boy who was abducted (either by Zeus or Eos), and ultimately became immortal in order to be Zeus' cup-bearer and lover.

  2. Ganymede(ProperNoun)

    A moon of Jupiter.

  3. Ganymede(ProperNoun)

    A servant boy or young waiter, particularly one who serves liquor.

  4. Ganymede(ProperNoun)

    A boy kept for pederastic purposes; a catamite.

  5. Origin: From Γανυμήδης, from γάνυμαι + μῆδος.


  1. Ganymede

    In Greek mythology, Ganymede is a divine hero whose homeland was Troy. Homer describes Ganymede as the most beautiful of mortals. He was the son of Tros of Dardania, from whose name "Troy" was supposed to derive, and of Callirrhoe. His brothers were Ilus and Assaracus. In one version of the myth, he is abducted by Zeus, in the form of an eagle, to serve as cup-bearer in Olympus. The myth was a model for the Greek social custom of paiderastía, the socially acceptable erotic relationship between a man and a youth. The Latin form of the name was Catamitus, from which the English word "catamite" derives.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ganymede

    gan′i-mēd, n. a cup-bearer, pot-boy, from the beautiful youth who succeeded Hebe as cup-bearer to Zeus, being carried off to Olympus by the eagle of Zeus: a catamite.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ganymede in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ganymede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Heidi Hammel:

    By monitoring auroral activity on exoplanets, we may be able to infer the presence of water on or within an exoplanet, now, it's not going to be easy — it's not as easy as Ganymede and Jupiter, and that wasn't easy. It may require a much larger telescope than Hubble, it may require some future space telescope, but nevertheless, it's a tool now that we didn't have prior to this work that Joachim and his team have done.

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