Cal·​lis·​to kə-ˈli-(ˌ)stō How to pronounce Callisto (audio)
: a nymph loved by Zeus, changed into a she-bear by Hera, and subsequently changed into the Great Bear constellation

Word History


Latin, from Greek Kallistō

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Callisto was in the 14th century

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“Callisto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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