from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. 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.
- proper n. A female given name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.
from The 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.
- n. [l. c] The alchemical name of silver.
- n. [NL.] In zoöl.:
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- 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)
Middle English, from Latin Diāna.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown origin. Theories include relationships with Latin deus ("god"), Latin dies ("day") and a (reconstructed) name Divia. (Wiktionary)