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  • proper n. The moon, personified.
  • proper n. A female given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mythology, one of the names given to Artemis (Diana), from her reputed birthplace, Mount Cynthus in the island of Delos.
  • n. Hence In poetry, a name of the moon, the emblem of Diana.
  • n. In zoöl.: A genus of nymphalid butterflies, containing such as the painted-lady, C. cardui.
  • n. A genus of simple sessile tunicaries, of the family Ascidiidæ, with coriaceous body-wall and four-lobed oral and atrial orifices, Savigny, 1827.
  • n. A genus of crustaceans.
  • n. A genus of Coleoptera.
  • n. A genus of Diptera.
  • n. [lowercase] In botany, the Virginia *goat's-beard (which see).

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

  • n. (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana

Etymologies

From an Ancient Greek epithet of the moon goddess Artemis, from the Mount Κύνθος (Cynthus), on Delos island, the center of her worship. (Wiktionary)

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