Ganymede
noun Etymology: Latin Ganymedes, from Greek Ganymēdēs Date: 1565 a beautiful youth in classical mythology carried off to Olympus to be the cupbearer of the gods

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  • GANYMÈDE — Jeune héros de la race royale de Troie, fils de Tros, de Laomédon, d’Ilos ou d’Erichthonios, selon les différentes versions. À cause de son extraordinaire beauté, il fut enlevé soit par les dieux, soit plutôt par Zeus lui même (ou bien, selon une …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ganymede — most often refers to: *Ganymede (mythology), a Trojan prince in Greek mythology, taken by Zeus to Mount Olympus * Ganymede (moon), Jupiter s largest moon, named after the mythological character Ganymede, Ganymed or Ganymedes may also refer to:… …   Wikipedia

  • Ganymede — Ganymède (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Dans la mythologie grecque, Ganymède est l amant de Zeus et l échanson des dieux. En astronomie : Ganymède est un satellite… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ganymede — Trojan youth whom Zeus made his cup bearer, from Gk. Ganymedes, lit. rejoicing in his virility, from ganymai I rejoice, am glad + medea (pl.) counsels, plans, cunning (see MEDEA (Cf. Medea)), but here taken by many to mean genitals. Used… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ganymede — [gan′i mēd΄] n. [Gr Ganymēdēs] 1. Gr. Myth. a beautiful youth carried off by Zeus to be the cupbearer to the gods 2. the largest satellite of Jupiter: discovered in 1610 by Galileo …   English World dictionary

  • Ganymède — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ganymède (homonymie). Fig. 1 : Ganymède, cratère à figures rouges du Peintre de Berlin, V …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ganymede — /gan euh meed /, n. 1. Also, Ganymedes /gan euh mee deez/. Class. Myth. a Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus and taken to Olympus, where he was made the cupbearer of the gods and became immortal. 2. Astron. the largest moon of the planet… …   Universalium

  • Ganymede — noun a) A Trojan boy who was abducted (either by Zeus or Eos), and ultimately became immortal in order to be Zeus cup bearer and lover. b) A moon of Jupiter …   Wiktionary

  • ganymède — (ga ni mè d ) s. m. Terme de mythologie. Nom du fils de Laomédon, enlevé par l aigle de Jupiter, à cause de sa beauté.    Fig. Giton. ÉTYMOLOGIE …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Ganymede — Gan|y|mede in ancient Greek stories, a beautiful young boy who was taken to ↑Olympus by ↑Zeus and became cupbearer (=someone who serves wine) to the gods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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