Callisto

noun
Cal·​lis·​to | \ kə-ˈli-(ˌ)stō How to pronounce Callisto (audio) \

Definition of Callisto

: a nymph loved by Zeus, changed into a she-bear by Hera, and subsequently changed into the Great Bear constellation

First Known Use of Callisto

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Callisto

Latin, from Greek Kallistō

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“Callisto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callisto. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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