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Europa is a Phoenician princess in Greek mythology. Her name is the name for Europe in Latin and several other languages.

Europa may also refer to:

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In entertainment

In film

  • Europa (film), a film by Lars von Trier, released as Zentropa in North America
  • Europa Europa, a 1990 film about a young Jewish man who survived World War II by pretending to be a German war hero

In gaming

In literature

In music

In sports

  • Europa (racehorse), a competitor that finished 20th in the 2005 Grand National Steeplechase
  • NFL Europa (formerly NFL Europe), an American football competition from 1991-2007
  • UEFA Europa League, the second most important European competition for UEFA-eligible football clubs

In transportation

  • Europa rocket, an early expendable launch system project of the European Launcher Development Organisation
  • Europa Aircraft, a light-aircraft kitplane company based in the UK
  • Bizzarrini Europa, a small GT car produced by Bizzarrini between 1966 and 1969
  • Lotus Europa, a sports car manufactured by Lotus Cars

Ships

  • HMS Europa, one of a number of ships and shore establishments of the Royal Navy
  • Europa (ship), a traditionally rigged tall ship from the Netherlands, built in 1911
  • SS Europa (1922), an immigrant ship on the Europe to North America route in 1950–51 (originally the SS Mongolia)
  • SS Europa (1930), an ocean liner operated by the North German Lloyd in 1930–45
  • MS Europa (1953), a combined ocean liner / cruise ship operated by the North German Lloyd in 1965–70 and Hapag-Lloyd in 1970–81
  • MS Europa (1981), a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd in 1981–99
  • MS Europa (1999), a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd since 1999
  • MS Silja Europa, a cruise ferry operated by Silja Line since 1993
  • Costa Europa, a cruise ship operated by Costa Cruises since 2002

Other uses

  • Europa (oil company), an oil company that operated in New Zealand until its purchase by BP in 1989
  • Europa (oil field), an oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Europa (web portal), the official web portal of the European Union
  • Europa (Eclipse), the name of the 3.3 release of the open-source integrated development environment Eclipse
  • Europa, Missouri, the name of a small community in Dunklin County in the bootheel of Missouri
  • Europa Coins, coins with a common theme issued by European countries
  • Europa Hotel, a hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Europa postage stamp, issued annually since 1956, representing the founding six members of the European Coal and Steel Community

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

EUROPA (or rather, Europe), in Greek mythology, according to Homer (Iliad, xiv. 321), the daughter of Phoenix or, in a later story, of Agenor, king of Phoenicia. The beauty of Europa fired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her away from her native Phoenicia to Crete, where 2 New ed. by E. Schwartz (1887-1891).

she became the mother of Minos, Rhadamanthys and Sarpedon. She was worshipped under the name of Hellotis in Crete, where the festival Hellotia, at which her bones, wreathed in myrtle, were carried round, was held in her honour (Athenaeus xv. p. 678). Some consider Europa to be a moon-goddess; others explain the story by saying that she was carried off by a king of Crete in a ship decorated with the figure-head of a bull. O. Gruppe (De Cadmi Fabula, 1891) endeavours to show that the myth of Europa is only another version of the myth of Persephone.

See Apollodorus iii. 1; Ovid, Metam. ii. 833; articles by Helbig in Roscher's Lexikon der Mythologie, and by Hild in Daremberg and Saglio's Dictionnaire des antiquite's. Fig. 26 in the article Greek Art (archaic metope from Palermo) represents the journey of Europa over the sea on the back of the bull.


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Európa, Eùropa, and Eurōpa

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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek Εὐρώπα (Europa), a character in Greek mythology.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Europa

  1. (Greek mythology) A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.

Translations

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Croatian

Proper noun

Europa f.

  1. Europe
  2. Europa

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʏː.ˈroː.paː/

Proper noun

Europa n.

  1. The continent Europe.

Europa f.

  1. (Greek mythology) A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus.
  2. A moon of Jupiter.

Galician

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Proper noun

Europa f.

  1. Europe
  2. European Union
  3. (astronomy) Europa (large moon of Jupiter)
  4. (Greek mythology) Europa (woman seduced by Zeus)

Synonyms

Coordinate terms


German

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Europa (Gender depends on meaning)

  1. (neuter) The continent Europe.
  2. (feminine) (Greek mythology) A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus.
  3. (feminine) A moon of Jupiter.

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Italian

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /euˈrɔpa/, [eu̯ˈrɔː.pa], SAMPA: /eu"rOpa/
  • Hyphenation: Eu‧rò‧pa

Proper noun

Europa f.

  1. Europe
  2. Europa

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek Εὐρώπα (Europa), a character in Greek mythology.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Eurōpa (genitive Eurōpae); f, first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Europa (Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus)
  2. Europe

Inflection

nominative Eurōpa
genitive Eurōpae
dative Eurōpae
accusative Eurōpam
ablative Eurōpā
vocative Eurōpa
locative Eurōpae

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin Europa, from Greek.

Proper noun

Singular
Europa

Plural
-

Europa

  1. Europe (continent)
    Hun kan alle hovedstedene i Europa.
    She knows all the capitals in Europe.

Derived terms

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References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin Europa, from Greek.

Proper noun

Singular
Europa

Plural
-

Europa

  1. Europe (continent)
    Ho kan alle hovudstadene i Europa.
    She knows all the capitals in Europe.

Derived terms

  • Europakommisjonen
  • Europaparlamentet
  • Europarådet
  • europamester
  • Vest-Europa
  • Sentral-Europa
  • Nord-Europa
  • Øst-Europa

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Polish

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Europa f.

  1. Europe
    • Europa Północna Northern Europe
  2. Europa

Declension

Singular only
Nominative Europa
Genitive Europy
Dative Europie
Accusative Europę
Instrumental Europą
Locative Europie
Vocative Europo

Derived terms


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /euˈɾɔpɐ/

Proper noun

Europa f.

  1. Europe

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Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [e.u'ro.pa]

Proper noun

Europa f.

  1. Europe
  2. Europa (goddess)
  3. Europa (moon of Jupiter)

Declension

gender f. uncountable
Nom/Acc Europa
Gen/Dat Europei

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Spanish

Proper noun

Europa f.

  1. Europe

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Swedish

Proper noun

Europa n.

  1. Europe, the westernmost part of the Eurasian continent, north of Africa and west of Asia
  2. Europa (goddess)
  3. Europa, a moon of Jupiter

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Tatar

Proper noun

Europa

  1. Europe







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