Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the third largest satellite in the solar system.

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  • proper noun mythology A nymph of Artemis.
  • proper noun astronomy A moon of Jupiter.

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  • noun the second largest of Jupiter's satellites

Etymologies

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

[Latin, from Greek Kallistō, perhaps from kallistos, superlative of kalos, beautiful.]

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

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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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  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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