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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology A consort of Zeus and the mother of Apollo and Artemis.

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  • proper n. In Greek mythology, the mother of Apollo and Artemis

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek myth, the mother by Zeus of Apollo and Artemis (Diana), to whom she gave birth on the island of Delos.
  • n. In entomology, a genus of hepialid moths, with one species, L. venus, of South Africa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Λητώ (Lētō). (Wiktionary)

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