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Iapetus

[ ahy-ap-i-tuhs, ee-ap- ]
/ aɪˈæp ɪ təs, iˈæp- /
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noun

Classical Mythology. a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia.
Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.

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Origin of Iapetus

First recorded in 1600–20; Latin Īapetus, from Greek Īapetós; further origin uncertain; probably from the same source as Hebrew Yepheth; see origin at Japheth

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Iapetus
/ (aɪˈæpɪtəs) /

noun

a large outer satellite of the planet Saturn
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