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Leda

[lee-duh, ley-]
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noun
  1. Classical Mythology. the mother, by her husband Tyndareus, of Castor and Clytemnestra and, by Zeus in the form of a swan, of Pollux and Helen.
  2. Astronomy. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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  • Here Fannia, leering on her own good man, And there, a naked Leda with a swan.

    Essay on Man

    Alexander Pope

  • “Give me your reasoning from data on that conclusion,” Leda ordered the robot.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Leda just stood there for a moment, tears forming in her eyes.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Leda Crannon saw him heading down a companionway and called after him.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Mike suppressed an impulse to ask him if he had informed Leda Crannon of that fact.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for leda

Leda1

noun
  1. Greek myth a queen of Sparta who was the mother of Helen and Pollux by Zeus, who visited her in the form of a swan
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Leda2

noun
  1. astronomy a small satellite of Jupiter in an intermediate orbit
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