Diana

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See also: diana and Diāna

English[edit]

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Diana (1)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin Diāna, short form of Latin Dīāna, derived by syncope from Old Latin Dīvāna, equivalent to dīvus +‎ -āna; roughly akin to Proto-Italic *deiwā (goddess) + Proto-Indo-European *-néh₂. Originally an Old Italic divinity of light and the moon; later identified as the Roman counterpart to Greek goddess Artemis. Cognate of Attic Greek Διώνη (Diṓnē), similarly syncopated from older Ancient Greek Διϝωνη (Diwōnē), whence via Latin Diōne is derived English Dione used in various ways across astronomy, chemistry, biology, and as a given name. From the same root Proto-Indo-European *dyúh₃onh₂- also potentially cognate to English June via Latin Jūnō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; the goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Artemis.
  2. (astronomy) 78 Diana, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1605 William Camden, Remains Concerning Britain, John Russell Smith, 1870, page 56:
      But succeeding ages (little regarding S. Chrysosthome's admonition to the contrary) have recalled prophane names, so as now Diana, Cassandra, Hyppolytus, Venus, Lais, names of unhappy disaster are as rife, as ever they were in paganism.
    • 1993 James Kirkup, Queens Have Died Young and Fair, P. Owen, →ISBN, page 94:
      A wholesome British name like Diana, Anne, Margaret or Elizabeth impresses a judge much more than all your vulgar Marilyns, Donnas, Madonnas and Dawns.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hawaiian: Kiana
    • English: Kiana

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Diana (plural Dianas)

  1. A Diana monkey.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Diana, borrowed from Latin Diāna

Proper noun[edit]

Diana

  1. A female given name from Latin
  2. (Roman mythology) Diana; the daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; the goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Artemis
  3. (astronomy) the asteroid 78 Diana

Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Diana f

  1. Diana (Roman goddess)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana

Further reading[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Diana: Dianuson
  • daughter of Diana: Dianudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Diana
Accusative Dianu
Dative Dianu
Genitive Dianu

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana.

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana f

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana
  3. A surname​.
  4. Giuseppe Diana, Italian priest killed by the Mafia

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Diana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ディアナ

Latin[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Original form with long i Dīāna, derived by syncope from Dīvāna, equivalent to dīvus +‎ -āna; some inscriptions read Deiana or Deana, akin to deus +‎ -āna; both feminine stem words dīva and dea meaning “goddess” derived from Old Latin deiva, from Proto-Italic *deiwā from Proto-Indo-European *deywós from *dyew- (heaven, day sky; to shine). See Old Latin Diēspiter, a primitive form of Iuppiter, formed by appending a suffix to Latin diēs, cognate to both dīvus and deus. Diana is also called Iāna (Jana), analogous to procope of Old Latin Diovis into Iovis (Jove); combination dīva +‎ -iāna equates to variant Dīviāna (literally Goddess Jana). Compare Attic Greek Διώνη (Diṓnē), Doric Greek Διώνᾱ (Diṓnā), syncopated from Ancient Greek Διϝωνᾱ (Diwōnā), from a shared root whence by analogical formation also evolved Latin Iūnō, Iūnōnis.

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Proper noun[edit]

Dīāna or Diāna f (genitive Dīānae or Diānae); first declension

  1. (religion) Diana, the daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; the goddess of the hunt, associated with wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Greek goddess Artemis.

Declension[edit]

Old Latin long i form Dīāna, first-declension noun

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Dīāna Dīānae
Genitive Dīānae Dīānārum
Dative Dīānae Dīānīs
Accusative Dīānam Dīānās
Ablative Dīānā Dīānīs
Vocative Dīāna Dīānae

Late Latin short i form Diāna, first-declension noun

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Diāna Diānae
Genitive Diānae Diānārum
Dative Diānae Diānīs
Accusative Diānam Diānās
Ablative Diānā Diānīs
Vocative Diāna Diānae

Descendants[edit]

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Middle English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana

  1. Alternative form of Diane

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Diāna.

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Diana f

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana (Roman goddess)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana

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Slovak[edit]

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Diana f (genitive Diany, nominative plural Diany) declension pattern žena

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana.
  2. (Roman mythology) Diana

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Further reading[edit]

  • Diana in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Diāna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdjana/, [ˈd̪jana]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana f

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana.

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Diana c (genitive Dianas)

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Diana.