American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon and twin sister of Apollo.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, one of the great Olympian deities, daughter of Zeus (Jupiter) and Leto (Latona), and twin sister of Apollo. She may be regarded as a feminine form of Apollo. She chastised evil with her keen shafts and with deadly sickness, and also protected mortals from danger and pestilence. Unlike Apollo, she was not connected with poetry or divination, but, like him, she was a deity of light, and to her was attributed authority over the moon, which belonged more particularly to her kinswomen Hecate and Selene. In art. Artemis is represented as a virgin of noble and severe beauty, tall and majestic, and generally bearing bow and quiver as the huntress or mountain goddess. She was identified by the Romans with their Diana, an original Italian divinity.
- n. In zoology: A genus of siphonate lamellibranch bivalves, of the family Veneridæ, having the pallial margin sinuous. A genus of coleopterous insects.
- n. rare A female given name.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon in Greek mythology; one of the Olympian deities, daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with the Roman Diana.
- n. (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana
- From Ancient Greek Ἄρτεμις (Artemis). (Wiktionary)
- Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theatre, Artemis is there to meet him.”
“(Ironically, one of the Albright-Knox deaccessions, a magnificent classical bronze of Artemis, is currently on display at the Metropolitan, on loan from the European collector who bought it for $25 million.)”
“Mythology: another name for Artemis, the moon goddess.”
“The art in Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel actually made the story more enjoyable for me than the original prose novel.”
“Another comic-book technique that pops up in Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel is the character profile; the top illustration is a bit of Artemis's.”
“Artemis is an anti-hero, angling to be a master criminal rather than a magical law enforcer.”
“At top, Artemis is negotiating with Julius Root, a fairy commander.”
“Free and wild, like the wood-maidens of Artemis, is this last group of four – very straight with heads tossed back.”
“Historians say that Cybele came to be known as Artemis over time.”
“Finally, Gaveston imagines a show of Diana and Actaeon, the guy in Ovid's Metamorphoses who saw Diana aka Artemis, virgin goddess of the hunt, and notorious skinny dipper naked while he was out hunting with his hounds.”
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