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See also: calypso
- (UK) enPR: ku̇lĭpʹsō, IPA(key): /kəˈlɪp.səʊ/
- (US) enPR: kəlĭpʹsō, IPA(key): /kəˈlɪp.soʊ/
- Rhymes: -ɪpsəʊ
- (Greek mythology) A sea nymph who entertained Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for seven years.
- (astronomy) The eighth moon of Saturn.
- (astronomy) Short for 53 Kalypso, a main belt asteroid; not to be confused with the Saturnian moon mentioned above.
- Alternative letter-case form of
- (Greek mythology) Calypso (a nymph who ruled the island of Ogygia, on whose shores Odysseus was shipwrecked, whereupon she detained and entertained him for seven years, bearing him the two sons Nausithoüs and Nausinoüs)
- Portuguese: Calipso
- Calypso in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
- Călypso in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- Calypso in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, page 249/2 s.v. “Călypsō”.
- “Calypsō” on page 262/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
- Obsolete spelling of (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).