from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus, who had assumed the form of a white bull, and by him the mother of Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon.
- n. One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the sixth in distance from the planet. It was originally sighted by Galileo.
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- proper n. A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus
- proper n. A moon of Jupiter
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- n. the 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water
Latin Eurōpa, from Greek Eurōpē.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Εὐρώπα (Europa), a character in Greek mythology. (Wiktionary)