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

  • n. Roman Mythology The goddess of the moon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The name of Earth's moon.
  • proper n. goddess of the moon; equivalent of the Greek Selene. Sister of Aurora and Sol.
  • proper n. A female given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The moon.
  • n. Silver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The moon: personified as a Roman goddess, Luna, answering to the Greek goddess Selene.
  • n. An occasional form of crescent-headed arrow with the concave side outermost and sharpened.
  • n. In alchemy, silver.
  • n. The luna-moth.

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

  • n. (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene


Latin Lūna, from lūna, moon; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lūna. (Wiktionary)



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