Amalthea

[am-uh l-thee-uh]

Amalthaea

or Am·al·the·a

[am-uh l-thee-uh]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a nymph who brought up the infant Zeus on the milk of a goat: in some versions she is the goat rather than a nymph.
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Amalthea

1
noun
  1. Greek myth
    1. a nymph who brought up the infant Zeus on goats' milk
    2. the goat itself
    Also: Amaltheia

Amalthea

2
noun
  1. an inner satellite of Jupiter
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