Io

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Io f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Pleuroceridae – only one species Io fluvialis (spiny river snail).
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Saturniidae – now genus Adetomeris, of moths.

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snail

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of Senecio, from basionym of species name Senecio ambondrombeensis (See Wikispecies-logo.svg Io (Asteraceae) on Wikispecies.Wikispecies )

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Io f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae – only one species Io ambondrombeensis, native to Madagascar. [from 2003]

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Zeus and Io

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἰώ (Iṓ).

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Io

  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Inachus river god, and a lover of Zeus, turned by the latter into a heifer.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Jupiter, known for its volcanic activity, peppered with about 400 active volcanoes.
  3. (astronomy) Short for 85 Io, a main belt asteroid; the asteroid shares its name with the Jovian moon

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek Ἰώ (Iṓ).

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Io f

  1. (Greek mythology) Io

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἰώ (Iṓ).

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Īō f (genitive Īūs); third declension

  1. (mythology) Io, daughter of Inachus.
    • Propertius. In: Propertius with an English translation by H. E. Butler, 1916, pp. 144f., 154f., 162f:
      Io versa caput primos mugiverat annos:
      So Io wore a strange guise and lowed all her earlier years;
      illic aspicis scopulis haerere Sorores
      et canere antiqui dulcia furta Iovis,
      ut Semela est combustus, ut est deperditus Io,
      [...]
      There shalt thou see the Sisters clinging to the crags, while they chant the sweet loves of Jove in olden time, how he was consumed with fire for Semele, how madly he loved Io, [...]
      tu certe Iovis occultis in amoribus, Io,
      sensisti multas quid sit inire vias,
      [...]
      Yet, Io, in truth thou didst learn in thy secret loves with Jove what it is to tread many paths of wandering, [...]
    • Publius Ovidius Naso, Ars amandi / Ars amatoria, liber I. In: Publius Ovidius Naso: Liebeskunst. Lateinisch-deutsch, 1980, p. 28 – translation from The Love Books of Ovid, p. 121:
      Et modo se Europen fieri, modo postulat Io,
      Altera quod bos est, altera vecta bove.
      Now she would be Europa; now she would be Io; the one because she was a heifer, the other because a bull bore her on his back.
    • Publius Ovidius Naso, Amores, liber II. In: Ovid Heroides and Amores with an English translation by Grant Showerman, 1914, p. 386f.
      dum nimium servat custos Iunonius Ion,
      ante suos annos occidit; ilia dea est!
      Juno's watchman, guarding Io too intently, falls before his time; she–becomes a goddess!
    • Plautus, Aulularia, actus III. In: Plautus with an English translation by Paul Nixon, vol. I, 1916, p. 290f.:
      quos si Argus servet qui oculeus totus fuit,
      quem quondam Ioni Iuno custodem addidit,
      is numquam servet.
      Why, Argus, who had eyes all over him and was set to guarding Io once by Juno, couldn't ever keep watch on those fellows, not if he tried.

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Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative Īō
genitive Īūs
dative Īō
accusative Īō
ablative Īō
vocative Īō

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative Īō
Īōn
genitive Īōnis
dative Īōnī
accusative Īōnem
ablative Īōne
vocative Īō
Īōn

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Proper noun[edit]

Io f

  1. (Greek mythology) Io (a lover of Zeus)
  2. (astronomy) Io (moon of Jupiter)