Diane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An anglicization of the French form of Diana.

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Diane (plural Dianes)

  1. A female given name. Popular in the middle of the 20th century.

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  • 1979 Penelope Mortimer: About Time. Allan Lane 1979. →ISBN page 83:
    Oddly enough, there was a woman involved. I remember nothing about her except her name: Diane. It was an improbable name in connection with Bertie, particularly in the wilds of Kent. However, Diane was there.

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Proper noun[edit]

Diane f

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana.
  2. A female given name.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Diāna.

Proper noun[edit]

Diane

  1. (mythology) The Roman goddess of the hunt; Diana.
  2. (astronomy, sometimes capitalised) The celestial body closest to the Earth, considered to be a planet in the Ptolemic system as well as the boundary between the Earth and the heavens; the Moon.

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