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

  • n. Roman Mythology The principal goddess of the pantheon and the wife of Jupiter, worshiped as the goddess of women, marriage, childbirth and the moon, and as the protector of the state. She came to be identified with the Greek Hera.

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  • proper n. The queen of the gods, equivalent of the Greek Hera.
  • proper n. The third asteroid discovered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The queen of the Olympian gods, the sister and wife of Jupiter, and the goddess who presided over marriage. She corresponds to the Greek Hera.
  • n. One of the early discovered asteroids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Rom, mythology, the queen of heaven, the highest divinity of the Latin races in Italy next to Jupiter, of whom she was the sister and the wife.
  • n. The third planetoid, discovered by Harding, at Lilienthal, in 1804.

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

  • n. (Roman mythology) queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriage; wife and sister of Jupiter; counterpart of Greek Hera


Latin Iūnō, from iuvenis, young (probably from her association with the new moon); see yeu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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