Classical Mythology. a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia.
Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Iapetus in a sentence
There followed after these the old and monstrous Titan, who had with him the proud and audacious Iapetus, his son.Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects | Giorgio Vasari
But the noble son of Iapetus outwitted him and stole the far-seen gleam of unwearying fire in a hollow fennel stalk.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
He was the son of Iapetus and Clymene, one of the Oceanides.The Student's Mythology | Catherine Ann White
The presumptuous son of Iapetus, by an impious fraud, brought down fire into the world.The Works of Horace | Horace
The view of Saturn was awesome, even from Iapetus' orbit two million miles away.The Secret of the Ninth Planet | Donald Allen Wollheim
British Dictionary definitions for Iapetus
a large outer satellite of the planet Saturn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012