Ich kenne im Engl. nicht nur den Jupitermond dieses Namens, sondern auch noch die namensgebende mythologische Gestalt (beides in div. Worterbüchern) sowie (in älteren Texten) "Europa" als allegorische Personifikation des Kontinents (Finde auf die Schnelle nur: "The Fight at Dame Europa’s School, written by the Rev. H. W. Pullen, minor canon of Salisbury Cathedral. A skit on the Franco-Prussian War." 1871, s. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Fight_at_Da...
Greek Mythology A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus, who had assumed the form of a white bull, and by him the mother of Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon. 2
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the sixth in distance from the planet. It was originally sighted by Galileo. http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictiona...Eu·ro·pa
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Phoenician princess: in Greek mythology, a Phoenician princess who was abducted by Zeus and taken to the island of Crete. She was the mother of Minos.2.
large moon of Jupiter: a large natural satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1610 by Galileo. It is 3,130 km (1,940 mi) in diameter and thought to have a thin icy crust.http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...Europa
From Ancient Greek Εὐρώπα (Europa), a character in Greek mythology.1.
(Greek mythology) A Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus. 2.
(astronomy) A moon of Jupiter. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Europa