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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Leto, Latonanoun

    wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythology; called Latona in Roman mythology


  1. Letonoun

    In Greek mythology, the mother of Apollo and Artemis

  2. Etymology: From Λητώ.


  1. leto

    Madrid–Torrejón Airport (IATA: TOJ, ICAO: LETO) is a commercial airport in central Spain, a joint-use facility between the Spanish Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Public Works. The civil part is dedicated primarily to executive and private aviation. The military part (Torrejón Air Base) is the base of several combat, logistics, and electronic warfare units of the Ejército del Aire y del Espacio, the Spanish Air and Space Force, among them the 12 Combat Wing with F-18 fighters and the official planes of the President of the Government and the King of Spain. It is also the base of the European Union's Satellite Centre (EUSC). The airport was formerly home to U.S. Air Force squadrons at Torrejón Air Base and is located fifteen miles (24 km) northeast of Madrid, five miles (8 km) west of Alcalá de Henares, and one mile (1.6 km) NE of Torrejón de Ardoz.


  1. Leto

    In Greek mythology, Leto is a daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and the sister of Asteria. The island of Kos is claimed as her birthplace. In the Olympian scheme, Zeus is the father of her twins, Apollo and Artemis, the Letoides, which Leto conceived after her hidden beauty accidentally caught the eyes of Zeus. Classical Greek myth records little about Leto other than her pregnancy and her search for a place where she could give birth to Apollo and Artemis, since Hera in her jealousy had caused all lands to shun her. Finally, she finds an island that isn't attached to the ocean floor so it isn't considered land and she can give birth. This is her one active mythic role: once Apollo and Artemis are grown, Leto withdraws, to remain a dim and benevolent matronly figure upon Olympus, her part already played. In Roman mythology, Leto's equivalent is Latona, a Latinization of her name, influenced by Etruscan Letun. In Crete, at the city of Dreros, Spyridon Marinatos uncovered an eighth-century post-Minoan hearth house temple in which there were found three unique figures of Apollo, Artemis and Leto made of brass sheeting hammered over a shaped core. Walter Burkert notes that in Phaistos she appears in connection with an initiation cult.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Leto

    one of the Titan brood, who became by Zeus the mother of Apollo and Artemis, and for whose confinement, in her persecution by Hera, Poseidon by a stroke of his trident fixed the till then floating island of Delos to the sea-bottom.

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  1. LETO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leto is ranked #12095 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leto surname appeared 2,577 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Leto.

    88.9% or 2,292 total occurrences were White.
    7.4% or 191 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 36 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 28 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. LOTE

  2. tole

  3. ELOT

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leto in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of leto in a Sentence

  1. Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic -RRB- Leto:

    The actoralso shared two photos : one close-up picture of himself climbing and another snapshot of a visibly-frayed climbing rope. Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic -RRB- Leto arrives at the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 2, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. ( Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic) Leto posted a video of the incidentas well. Holy f ----- g s -- t ! Holy f -- k !

  2. Erik Davis:

    Really fantastic ensemble but it is Lady Gaga and Jared Leto who have the most transformative performances in this film.

  3. Scarlett Johansson:

    Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment.

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