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ScriptsΓανυμηδης Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.GAN-i-meed English

Meaning & History

From Greek Γανυμηδης (Ganymedes), which was possibly derived from γανυμαι (ganymai) "to be glad" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology this was the name of a beautiful boy who was abducted by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods, the successor of Hebe. A moon of Jupiter is named after him.


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute