Definition of Amalthea in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌaməlˈTHēə/ Pronunciation: /əmal-/
Satellite V of Jupiter, the third closest to the planet. It is reddish in color and heavily cratered, with a diameter of 106 miles (170 km).


From the name of a goat in Greek mythology, which suckled the infant Zeus.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Am·al·the·a

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.