EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural i·os. a small hawk, Buteo solitarius, having two plumage phases and occurring only on the island of Hawaii, where it is a rare species and the only living indigenous bird of prey. Origin of io
Hawaiian word ʿio
Hawaiian hawk. noun . Classical Mythology a woman who, being loved by Zeus, was transformed into a white heifer and was, at the wish of Hera, first guarded by Argus and later pursued through the world by a gadfly until she reached Egypt, where she resumed her true shape: identified by the Egyptians with Isis. . Astronomy a large volcanically active moon of the planet Jupiter.
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Examples from the Web for io Contemporary Examples of io
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Taurus draws on the myth of
Io, the nymph who was turned into a snow-white cow. Historical Examples of io
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In all the hills and vales of Greece his
Io pæan sounded still.
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Finally, vessels were also sent to
Io and to Europa, but none of them returned.
Underneath, on the brass name plate, were the words: "Jupiter and
Io." British Dictionary definitions for io the internet domain name for British Indian Ocean Territory noun Greek myth a maiden loved by Zeus and turned into a white heifer by either Zeus or Hera noun the innermost of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, displaying intense volcanic activity. Diameter: 3640 km; orbital radius: 422 000 km
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Word Origin and History for io
in Greek mythology, daughter of the river god Inachus, she was pursued by Zeus and consequently changed into a heifer. The Jovian moon was discovered in 1610 and named for her by Galileo.
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One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the fifth in distance from the planet. It was first sighted by Galileo. See Note at moon.
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