Ganymede

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From Ancient Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganumḗdēs, meant to please), from γάνυμαι (gánumai, I rejoice, I am glad) + μῆδος (mêdos, thought, intention).

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Ganymede

  1. (Greek mythology) A Trojan boy who was abducted (either by Zeus or Eos), and ultimately became immortal in order to be Zeus' cup-bearer and lover.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.
  3. A servant boy or young waiter, particularly one who serves liquor.
  4. A boy kept for pederastic purposes; a catamite.

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