Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Latin interjection, or exclamation of joy or triumph: sometimes used as a noun in English.
- n. In mythology, a daughter of Inachus, metamorphosed into a heifer and caused to be tormented by a terrible gadfly by Hera, in jealous revenge for the favors of Zeus. See Argus, 1.
- n. The innermost of the four satellites of Jupiter.
- n. In entomology: A genus of vanessoid butterflies.
- n. [lowercase] The peacock butterfly, Vanessa io: used both as the technical specific name and as an English word.
- n. [lowercase] A showy and beautiful moth of North America, Hyperchiria io, or Saturnia io, of yellow coloration, with prominent pink and bluish eyes on the hinder wings. The larva is covered with bunches of stinging spines, and feeds on many plants and trees, as Indian corn, cotton, hops, clover, elm, and cherry. The eggs are laid in clusters on the under side of the leaf.
- n. An abbreviation of Iowa.
- n. the closest of Jupiter's moons; has active volcanoes
- n. (Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus; when Hera was about to discover them together Zeus turned her into a white heifer
- From Latin; compare Ancient Greek ἰώ (iō, "oh!"). (Wiktionary)
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“Drop. io is taking on the likes of WebEx, GoToMeeting and all the other webinar/web conference/meeting apps out there with presentation. io, a service that lets you upload, describe, and manipulate files for anyone with a browser.”
“Fusion-io is not the only company trying to take advantage of Flash.”
“Web site Speed. io is a web-based speed-testing tool for measuring your upload and download bandwidth.”
“Mirèio is a half-opened rose, still all shining from the rosy light of dawn.”
“It is widely believed that today's exclamation point comes from the Latin word io ` joy ', with the one letter placed above the other.)”
“An English Version (the Original Crowned by the French Academy) of Frédéric Mistral's Mirèio from the Original Provencal/translated by C. H.”
“9: 00AM Adam Pash | Web site Speed. io is a web-based speed-testing tool for measuring your upload and download bandwidth.”
“Windows: drop. io is a quick way to share up to 100 MB in files, but it’s easy to forget about.”
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Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
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Greek and roman names of gods, titans, heroes, etc
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The 49 so-far-named moons of Jupiter.
words that sound beautiful on my tongue, words that i sincerely adore.
Looking for tweets for io.