Meaning of Amalthea in English:

Amalthea

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A satellite of Jupiter, the third closest to the planet, being reddish in colour and heavily cratered (262 km long and 146 km across).

Pronunciation

Amalthea

/aməlˈθɪə/ /əˈmalθɪə/

Origin

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