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- Mimantean or Mimantian: IPA(key): /maɪˈmæntiən/, /mɪˈmæntiən/
- Mimantean also IPA(key): /ˌmaɪmənˈtiːən/, /mɪmənˈtiːən/
Mimantean (not comparable)
- (mythology) Of or relating to the giant Mimas in Greek mythology
1908, Jane Ellen Harrison, “Orphic Mysteries”, in Prolegomena to the study of Greek religion, page 514:
- Draughts from the fount of Nile [...] or the steep Mimantian height, Snow-capped
- (astronomy) Of or relating to the Saturnian moon named for Mimas
2008, Samantha Harvey (NASA/JPL), Solar System Exploration, page Saturn: Moons: Mimas:
- This is puzzling because Mimas is closer to Saturn than Enceladus, and the Mimantean orbit is much more eccentric (out of round) than the Enceladean orbit.
2011, Paul M. Schenk, “Geology of Mimas?”, 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference:
- a global thermal event early in Mimantian history erased all record of ancient impacts
Mimantean (plural Mimanteans)
- (fiction) An inhabitant of the Saturnian moon Mimas
2010 Feb 19, Hulles, “Mimas!”, sardonic postmodern humor:
- I went back to the grind of reviewing that day's Cassini photographs. Imagine my shock when I noticed that Mimas, one of the inner moons of Saturn, had acquired a concave depression in it since the last fly-by! Of course, I immediately realized that the Mimanteans had constructed a fully armed and operational Death Star!