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Amalthea

[ am-uhl-thee-uh ]
/ ˌæm əlˈθi ə /
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Classical Mythology. Amalthaea.
Astronomy. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.

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British Dictionary definitions for Amalthea (1 of 2)

Amalthea1
/ (ˌæmælˈθiːə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for Amalthea (2 of 2)

Amalthea2
/ (ˌæmælˈθiːə) /

noun

an inner satellite of Jupiter
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