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Io definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus; when Hera was about to discover them together Zeus turned her into a white heifer
2: the closest of Jupiter's moons; has active volcanoes

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek I? Date: 1563 a maiden loved by Zeus and changed by him into a heifer so that she might escape the jealous rage of Hera

Britannica Concise

In Greek mythology, the daughter of the river god Argos, who drew Hera's jealousy when Zeus fell in love with her. Zeus changed her into a white heifer to protect her. Hera set the many-eyed creature Argus to watch over the heifer, but Zeus sent Hermes to lull Argus to sleep and kill him. Hera then sent a gadfly to pursue Io, who fled across Europe and crossed the bodies of water later named the Ionian Sea and the Bosporus ("Ford of the Cow") in her honor. When she arrived in Egypt she resumed her original form. She was later identified with the Egyptian goddess Isis.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Io I"o, n.; pl. Ios. [L.; cf. Gr. "iw`.] An exclamation of joy or triumph; -- often interjectional.



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