Definitions

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

  • n. Greek Mythology A nymph, beloved of Zeus and hated by Hera. Hera changed her into a bear, and Zeus then placed her in the sky as the constellation Ursa Major.
  • n. One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the eighth in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest planetary satellite.

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  • proper n. A nymph of Artemis.
  • proper n. A moon of Jupiter.

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  • n. the second largest of Jupiter's satellites

Etymologies

Latin, from Greek Kallistō, perhaps from kallistos, superlative of kalos, beautiful.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • For instance I took the name Callisto, traced it back to earlier roots as Calliste and then carved it into Calli for my story “Clutch”.

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  • Homer calls her Callisto the Beautiful; Cicero names her Vesper, the evening star, and Lucifer, the star of the morning -- for it was with this divinity as with Mercury.

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  • Mushkin Enhanced has announced a new line of solid state drive series called the Callisto deluxe.

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  • This incomplete separation of ice and rock makes Titan less like Jupiter's moon Ganymede, where ice and rock have fully separated, and perhaps more like another Jovian moon, Callisto, which is believed to have a mixed ice and rock interior.

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  • After losing Jezebel Phil has had nothing to ride so he's going to have a play with Chocx, it's very much a new partnership so we aren't expecting any rosettes just yet, then later this year he thinks he will start a Chocolate youngster called Callisto off to replace Jez.

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  • Here’s fast findy mutant woman, who we’ll call Callisto despite the fact that the only thing she shares in common with the comic book character of that name is her gender.

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  • It was also seen as the mother of Antares (known to them as Zeus for the purpose of guarding these constellations, referred to as Callisto and her son Arcas.

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  • The university said it chose the name "Callisto" for five reasons, giving the No. 1 reason as "In Greek mythology Callisto was a nymph who was turned into the bear constellation.

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  • Europa will be explored by a team of two orbiters, along with its Jovian satellite siblings (Ganymede, Callisto, and Io) and Titan will be explored by an orbiter, and lander, and a research balloon.

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  • The Callisto came in a solid second, with Hogan giving it a first-place score.

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