• Io

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈaɪəʊ/

    Origin 1

    Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek ἰώ (iṓ, "Io").

    Full definition of io

    Noun

    io

    (plural ios)
    1. A type of moth, the io moth.
      • 1936, Paul Griswold Howes, Hand book for the curiousThese lines appear to serve as roadways or guides to any stragglers that may have hung back for some reason known only to an io.

    Origin 2

    From Latin ; compare Ancient Greek ἰώ (, "oh!").

    Interjection

    1. An exclamation of joy or triumph.
      • 1913, :w:Aleister Crowley, Book 4 Chapter Hymn To Pan, Do as thou wilt, as a great god can,
        O Pan! Io Pan!
        Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! I am awake
        In the grip of the snake.

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