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Ananke

[uh-nang-kee, uh-nan-kee]
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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

  • 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

Ananke

noun
  1. a small outer satellite of Jupiter
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