Endymion

noun

En·​dym·​i·​on en-ˈdi-mē-ən How to pronounce Endymion (audio)
: a beautiful youth loved by Selene in Greek mythology

Examples of Endymion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Krewe of Bacchus Parade and Krewe of Endymion Parade roll the weekend before Fat Tuesday. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2024 The painting depicts three figures: the Roman goddess Diana, shepherd prince Endymion and a small Cupid-like figure floating between them. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2023 The Endymion Extravaganza at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will feature Grammy winner Darius Rucker and classic rock group Foreigner. Ruth Serven Smith | Rserven@al.com, al, 8 Jan. 2023 Marshall and co-star Cindy Williams were in town as the co-grand marshals of the Endymion parade and were recruited as guest stars for SNL. David Lee Simmons, NOLA.com, 8 Feb. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Endymiōn

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Endymion was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Endymion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Endymion. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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