Bellona

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English[edit]

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Bellona astronomical symbol

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, related to bellum.

Proper noun[edit]

Bellona

  1. (Roman mythology) Roman goddess of war, wife or sister of Mars. Equivalent to the Greek goddess Enyo.
    • Thomas Campbell
      But time will teach the Russ, ev'n conquering War
      Has handmaid arts: aye, aye, the Russ will woo
      All sciences that speed Bellona's car,
      All murder's tactic arts, and win them too []
  2. (astronomy) Short for 28 Bellona, a main belt asteroid.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older Duellōna by a regular sound change. Cognate with Ancient Greek δύη (dúē, misery, pain) and with bellum (war)

Proper noun[edit]

Bellōna f (genitive Bellōnae); first declension

  1. Goddess of war, sister (or sometimes wife) of Mars

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Bellōna Bellōnae
genitive Bellōnae Bellōnārum
dative Bellōnae Bellōnīs
accusative Bellōnam Bellōnās
ablative Bellōnā Bellōnīs
vocative Bellōna Bellōnae

Synonyms[edit]

  • (goddess of war): Enȳō (Greek equivalent)

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