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

  • noun A handsome young man whom Selene loved and whose youth was preserved by eternal sleep.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, a genus of butterflies, named by Swainson in 1832. Its only species, E. regalis, is now placed in the genus Evenus.
  • noun A genus of crustaceans.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • [24] Against the hundreds of maxims from Pope, Keats furnishes a single motto -- the first line of "Endymion" --

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • As it is, there is not a poet living who could surpass the material of his "Endymion" -- a poem, with all its faults, far more full of beauties.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7 Italy, Sicily, and Greece (Part One)

  • Doty’s comment on the beginning of "Endymion" is only a page and a half long with two additional pages of illustrations, one of the first manuscript page of Keats’s poem and the other, a deathbed portrait of Keats by Severn, addressed to John Taylor from Rome, January

    Darkness Audible: Negative Capability and Mark Doty’s 'Nocturne in Black and Gold'

  • Had all the names remained so, no myth, in the strict sense of the word, could have sprung up; but as it so happened, the meaning of the name Endymion, as denoting the sun, when he is about to plunge or dive into the sea, had been forgotten, and thus Endymion became a beautiful youth with whom the moon fell in love, and whom she came to look upon as he lay in profound sleep in the cave of

    Moon Lore

  • Possibly the most interesting this way there is that last one I mentioned called Endymion because in Endymion he relives his life.

    Disraeli: A Biography

  • One brooch, called the Endymion Butterfly in court papers, sold for $2.2 million.

    The Seattle Times

  • 'One of them by George Watts called Endymion is worth around £700,000,' Mr Bulmer said.

    Home | Mail Online

  • In Jane Campion's new movie Bright Star, he is a tender presence, portraying the ill-fated John Keats who dies at age 25 before fulfilling the bright future suggested by the poetry that survives him, including "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," "Endymion," "Lamia," and his famous odes.

    Regina Weinreich: Bright Star Shines Brightly

  • The premature death of John Keats – partly due to tuberculosis, partly to the savage criticism meted out to his poem 'Endymion' – provoked the greatest lament of the Romantic period, Shelley's' Adonais '.

    Elegy's Elegy

  • "She lives in beautyBeauty that must die" the mournful gnats of "To Autumn" the opening of "Endymion" and the last poem Keats wrote "This living hand" all point to his insistence not only on mortality but on poetry arising out of a direct and violent confrontation with it.

    Remembering to Die


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.