Europa

noun
Eu·​ro·​pa | \ yu̇-ˈrō-pə How to pronounce Europa (audio) \

Definition of Europa

: a Phoenician princess carried off by Zeus in the form of a white bull and by him mother of Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon

First Known Use of Europa

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Europa

Latin, from Greek Eurōpē

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“Europa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Europa. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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