Enceladus

[en-sel-uh-duh s]
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noun

Classical Mythology. a giant with a hundred arms buried under Mount Etna, in Sicily.
Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.

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Examples from the Web for enceladus

Historical Examples of enceladus

  • With all their toil, they had not yet come to the girdle of Enceladus.

  • They were the shadows of Mimas, Enceladus, and Tethys, the three inner satellites.

    A Honeymoon in Space

    George Griffith

  • For the story of the giants and the punishment of Enceladus see any good Greek mythology.

  • I was one of those who supported Enceladus in the admission of the Olympians above, and I regret it.

    The Infernal Marriage

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • At least my memory is keen enough to support my courage, and whatever the dread Enceladus may counsel, my voice is still for war!'

    The Infernal Marriage

    Benjamin Disraeli


British Dictionary definitions for enceladus

Enceladus

1

noun

Greek myth a giant who was punished for his rebellion against the gods by a fatal blow from a stone cast by Athena. He was believed to be buried under Mount Etna in Sicily

Enceladus

2

noun

a very bright satellite of Saturn
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