Calypso

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Borrowing from Ancient Greek Καλυψώ (Kalupsṓ), probably derived from κᾰλῠ́πτω (kalúptō, I hide), thus “she who conceals”.

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Calypso f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae – a single species of orchid Calypso bulbosa (fairy slipper orchid.

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Calypso

  1. (Greek mythology) A sea nymph who entertained Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for seven years.
  2. (astronomy) The eighth moon of Saturn.
  3. (astronomy) Short for 53 Kalypso, a main belt asteroid; not to be confused with the Saturnian moon mentioned above.
  4. Alternative letter-case form of calypso

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Borrowing from Ancient Greek Κᾰλῠψώ (Kalupsṓ)

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Calypsō f (variously declined, genitive Calypsūs or Calypsōnis); irregular declension, third declension

  1. (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)

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Irregular.
Number Singular
nominative Calypsō
genitive Calypsūs
dative
accusative Calypsō
Calypsōn
ablative
vocative
Third declension.
Case Singular
nominative Calypsō
genitive Calypsōnis
dative Calypsōnī
accusative Calypsōnem
ablative Calypsōne
vocative Calypsō

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Calypso f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Calipso (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).