lune

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See also: luñè, Lune, and luné

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin luna (moon).

Noun[edit]

lune (plural lunes)

  1. (obsolete) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak
    • 1623, Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale:
      These dangerous, unsafe lunes i' the king.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French lune, from Latin luna.

Noun[edit]

lune (plural lunes)

  1. A concave figure formed by the intersection of the arcs of two circles on a plane, or on a sphere the intersection between two great semicircles
    • 1984, Thomas Pynchon, Slow Learner:
      What he worried about was any eventual convexity, a shrinking, it might be, of the planet itself to some palpable curvature of whatever he would be standing on, so that he would be left sticking out like a projected radius, unsheltered and reeling across the empty lunes of his tiny sphere.
  2. Anything crescent-shaped

Usage notes[edit]

The corresponding convex shape is sometimes called a lune, but is, strictly, a lens.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Alteration of lyon.

Noun[edit]

lune (plural lunes)

  1. (hawking) A leash for a hawk
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VI:
      than he was ware of a faucon com over his hede fleyng towarde an hyghe elme, and longe lunes aboute her feete.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /luːnə/, [ˈluːnə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German lūne (lunar phase, caprice), from Latin lūna. Cognate with German Laune.

Noun[edit]

lune n (singular definite lunet, plural indefinite luner)

  1. mood
  2. whim, caprice
  3. humor, humour
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lugna (to calm).

Verb[edit]

lune (imperative lun, infinitive at lune, present tense luner, past tense lunede, past participle er/har lunet)

  1. warm

Etymology 3[edit]

See lun (warm).

Adjective[edit]

lune

  1. definite and plural of lun

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French lune, from Latin lūna.

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Noun[edit]

lune f (plural lunes)

  1. The Moon.
  2. Any natural satellite of a planet.
  3. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūna.

Noun[edit]

lune f (plural lunis)

  1. moon

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune f

  1. plural form of luna

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Novial[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune (plural lunes)

  1. moon

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūna.

Noun[edit]

lune f (nominative singular lune)

  1. the Moon

Descendants[edit]


Tarantino[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune

  1. moon

Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūna.

Noun[edit]

lune f

  1. moon