Leda

[lee-duh, ley-]
noun
  1. Classical Mythology. the mother, by her husband Tyndareus, of Castor and Clytemnestra and, by Zeus in the form of a swan, of Pollux and Helen.
  2. Astronomy. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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Examples from the Web for leda

Contemporary Examples of leda

  • Her daughter is named Leta, which is derived from Leda, who was the mythological mother of Helen of Troy.

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Historical Examples of leda

  • Here Fannia, leering on her own good man, And there, a naked Leda with a swan.

    Essay on Man

    Alexander Pope

  • “Give me your reasoning from data on that conclusion,” Leda ordered the robot.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Leda just stood there for a moment, tears forming in her eyes.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Leda Crannon saw him heading down a companionway and called after him.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Mike suppressed an impulse to ask him if he had informed Leda Crannon of that fact.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for leda

Leda

1
noun
  1. Greek myth a queen of Sparta who was the mother of Helen and Pollux by Zeus, who visited her in the form of a swan

Leda

2
noun
  1. astronomy a small satellite of Jupiter in an intermediate orbit
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