American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Roman Mythology The virgin goddess of hunting and childbirth, traditionally associated with the moon and identified with the Greek Artemis.
- Diana, Princess of Wales. Title of Lady Diana Frances Spencer. 1961-1997. British consort of Charles, Prince of Wales, from 1981 until their divorce in 1996.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman mythology, an original Italian goddess dwelling in groves and about fountains, presiding over the moon, and forbidding the approach of man. She was the patron divinity of the plebeians, and her worship was not favored by the patricians. She was later completely identified in characteristics and attributes with the Greek Artemis (which see).
- n. [l. c] The alchemical name of silver.
- n. [NL.] In zoöl.: [lowercase] A large African monkey, Cercopithecus diana: so called from a fan cied resemblance of its white coronet to the silver bow of Diana. Also called
- n. Roman mythology The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo. The virgin moon goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity.
- n. A female given name.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Myth.) The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess
- n. (Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; counterpart of Greek Artemis
- n. English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)
- Unknown origin. Theories include relationships with Latin deus ("god"), Latin dies ("day") and a (reconstructed) name Divia. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin Diāna. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“DIANA WEST, WASHINGTON TIMES: Diana, you wanna weigh in here on your thoughts for this race?”
“TINA BROWN, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, "THE DIANA CHRONICLES": I spoke to Dodi's uncle, Hassan Yassin, who was in the hotel that night and had arranged to have a drink with Dodi and Diana.”
“TINA BROWN, "THE DIANA CHRONICLES": I think it was a great summer fling for Diana.”
“ANDREW MORTON, AUTHOR, "DIANA: HER TRUE STORY": Well, I was writing a biography of Diana, and we had a mutual friend called James Coldhurst (ph).”
“_Diana, Diana, Diana_, would his mind never leave her?”
“That Coratius, a Sabine farmer, who possessed a particularly fine cow, was advised by a soothsayer to sacrifice her to Diana upon the Aventine Hill; telling him, that the city where _she_ now presided -- _Diana_ -- should become mistress of the world, and he who presented her with that cow should become master over that city.”
“Each package includes the new "Diana Vignettes, More True Tales & Short Stories" book which has over 200 pages of Diana history, Diana+ images as well as truly off-the-wall fictional stories.”
“Britons have been swapping bets on royal foibles for decades - many gambled on the name Diana would choose for her eldest son - but recent years have seen an expansion in the scope of the bets offered by mainstream bookmakers.”
“With your common trollops, no! But if your Diana is a lady, she will dispatch you about your business!”
“Monday night will be great when Diana is home and we can be a family with the boys until one of us has to leave again.”
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Immortal people after whom waterborne species were named. Most of them have been marine zoologists, I would guess.
e.g. Gates' goblet, Humphrey's buccinum, Turton's moon snail, etc.
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