Amalthea

[ am-uh l-thee-uh ]
/ ˌæm əlˈθi ə /

Classical Mythology. Amalthaea.
Astronomy. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.

Definition for amalthea (2 of 2)

Amalthaea

or Am·al·the·a

[ am-uh l-thee-uh ]
/ ˌæm əlˈθi ə /

noun Classical Mythology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for amalthea (1 of 2)

Amalthea

1
/ (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)

Amalthea

2
/ (ˌæmælˈθiːə) /

noun

an inner satellite of Jupiter

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