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[uh-nang-kee, uh-nan-kee]
noun Astronomy.
  1. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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Origin of Ananke

From the Greek word anánkē necessity, force
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Historical Examples of ananke

  • This divinity is sometimes identified with Tyche, sometimes with Ananke.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

    E.M. Berens

  • His soul tried to escape the oppression of this cosmic mechanism, and to leave the slavery of Ananke.

  • Still it is with some such definite decision that he enters the kingdom of Ananke, the goddess of Necessity.

    The Created Legend

    Feodor Sologub

British Dictionary definitions for ananke


  1. a small outer satellite of Jupiter
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