Eu·​ro·​pa yu̇-ˈrō-pə How to pronounce Europa (audio)
: a Phoenician princess carried off by Zeus in the form of a white bull and by him mother of Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon

Word History


Latin, from Greek Eurōpē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Europa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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