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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The goddess of the moon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek myth, the goddess of the moon, called in Latin Luna.
  • noun [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.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology 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 noun rare A female given name.
  • proper noun poetic the moon

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

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

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē).

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