Pasiphaë

[ puh-sif-uh-ee ]
/ pəˈsɪf əˌi /

noun

Classical Mythology. the wife of Minos, mother of Ariadne, and mother of the Minotaur by the Cretan bull.
Astronomy. a small moon of the planet Jupiter.

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Origin of Pasiphaë

First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for Pasiphaë (1 of 2)

Pasiphaë1
/ (pəˈsɪfɪiː) /

noun

Greek myth the wife of Minos and mother (by a bull) of the Minotaur

British Dictionary definitions for Pasiphaë (2 of 2)

Pasiphaë2
/ (pəˈsɪfɪiː) /

noun

astronomy a small outer satellite of the planet Jupiter
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