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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The goddess of the moon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The goddess of the Moon; daughter of Hyperion and Theia, sister of Helios and Eos, mother of the Menae, (the goddesses of the lunar months within a olympiad). Her Roman counterpart is Luna.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. the moon

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek myth, the goddess of the moon, called in Latin Luna.
  • n. [NL. (Lacépède, 1803).] In ichthyology, a genus of carangoid fishes; the moonfishes, whose soft dorsal and anal fins have the anterior rays much produced in the adult. S. vomer is known as the lookdown and horsehead. See cut under horsehead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of Carangidae
  • n. (Greek mythology) goddess of the Moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē). (Wiktionary)

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