Luna

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūna, by way of Middle English lune, luna (the moon).

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Luna

  1. (Roman mythology) The sister of Aurora and Sol; the goddess of the moon; equivalent to the Greek Selene.
  2. (chiefly science fiction or poetic) The name of Earth's moon; Moon.
    • 1868, George Villiers Duke of Buckingham, ‎Edward Arber, The Rehearsal: With Illustrations from Previous Plays, Etc, page 129:
      Luna that ne'er shines by day.
    • 1896, The Era Almanack, Dramatic & Musical, page 22:
      He has but little prudence, no apprehension of consequences, and none of that melancholy which in tempraments of Luna and Venus is generally felt, and from which he is saved by the combination of Mars and Mercury.
    • 1909, Govind H. Keskar, Combined Introductory Astrology, page 14:
      The different visible shapes of Luna are called her phases.
    • 2011, Charles Lee Lesher, Aldrin Station - Rise of Luna:
      Lagrange point L1 is the perfect location for humanity's next major space station, the natural gateway to the moon. This one-of-a-kind point in space is located on the direct line between Earth and Luna about 200,000 miles from Earth, or conversely, a mere 39,000 miles above the geometric center of Luna's nearside.
  3. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1837, James Hogg, “The Mysterious Bride”, in Talks and Sketches: The Shepherd's Calendar, Blackie & Son, page 343:
      - - - and it so happened, that in one of old Bryan's daughters named Luna, or more familiarly Loony, he perceived, or thought he perceived, some imaginary similarity in form and air to the lovely apparition.
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Bloomsbury Publishing, →ISBN, page 236:
      A few seconds later, Luna Lovegood emerged, trailing behind the rest of the class, a smudge of earth on her nose, and her hair tied in a knot on the top of her head.
  4. A given name for a female pet.
  5. (alchemy) Silver.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luna f

  1. The Moon

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish luna, from Latin lūna.

Proper noun[edit]

Luna

  1. a female given name from Spanish

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish luna, from dialectal Aragonese luna (lights).

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Luna

  1. a surname, from Aragonese

Etymology 3[edit]

From English luna, from Latin lūna, by way of Middle English lune, luna (the moon).

Proper noun[edit]

Luna

  1. (Roman mythology) Luna; the goddess of the moon; the sister of Aurora and Sol;

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luna

  1. (Roman mythology) Luna
  2. A female given name of modern usage.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luna

  1. (Roman mythology) Luna
  2. A female given name of modern usage

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Lūna, from Old Latin losna, from Proto-Italic *louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European *lówksneh₂, derived from the root *lewk- (bright).
Cognates include Armenian լուսին (lusin), Spanish luna, Portuguese lua, Romanian lună, Russian луна́ (luná).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.na/
  • Rhymes: -una
  • Homophone: luna
  • Hyphenation: lù‧na
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Proper noun[edit]

Luna f

  1. (astronomy, astrology) the Moon
    • c. 1226, Francis of Assisi, Cantico delle creature [Canticle of the Creatures]‎[1], printed by the Biblioteca del Sacro Convento di San Francesco, page 2:
      Laudato ſi mi ſignore ᵱ ſora luna e le ſtelle, in celu lai foꝛmate clarite ⁊ p̃tioſe ⁊ belle.
      Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in heaven you have made them clear and precious and beautiful.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, “Inferno [Hell]”, in La divina commedia [The Divine Comedy]‎[2], 1st edition, Foligno: Printed by Johannes Numeister and Evangelista Mei, published 1472, Canto VII, lines 64-66:
      che tutto l oro che ſotto la luna ¶ et che gia fu de queſte anime ſtanche ¶ none potrebbe farne poſar una
      « [] for all the gold that is beneath the moon, or ever has been, of these weary souls could never make a single one repose».
  2. (mythology, Roman mythology) Luna
    Synonym: (Greek mythology) Selene
  3. (heraldry) a full moon
  4. A female given name from Latin
    (derived) Lunella, Lunetta, Lunina
  5. A surname​.

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Solar System in Italian · sistema solare (layout · text)
Star Sole
Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Mercurio Venere Terra Marte Cerere Giove Saturno Urano Nettuno {{{Orcus}}} Plutone {{{Salacia}}} Haumea {{{Quaoar}}} Makemake {{{Gonggong}}} Eris {{{Sedna}}}
Notable
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Luna Fobos
Deimos
Ganimede
Callisto
Io
Europa
Titano
Rea
Giapeto
Dione
Teti
Encelado
Mimas
Titania
Oberon
Umbriel
Ariel
Miranda
Tritone {{{Vanth}}} Caronte
Idra
Notte
Cerbero
Stige
{{{Actaea}}} Hiʻiaka
Namaka
{{{Weywot}}} (MK2) {{{Xiangliu}}} Disnomia

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Lūna f sg (genitive Lūnae); first declension

  1. Alternative form of lūna; the Moon
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Lūna
Genitive Lūnae
Dative Lūnae
Accusative Lūnam
Ablative Lūnā
Vocative Lūna

Etymology 2[edit]

amphitheātrum Lūnae (amphitheater at Luna)

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

Lūna f sg (genitive Lūnae); first declension

  1. A city in Etruria, situated on the left bank of the Macra
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Lūna
Genitive Lūnae
Dative Lūnae
Accusative Lūnam
Ablative Lūnā
Vocative Lūna
Locative Lūnae
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References[edit]

  • Luna in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Luna in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian Lóna, from Old Church Slavonic [Term?].

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Luna f

  1. A commune of Cluj, Romania
  2. A village in Luna, Cluj, Romania
  3. A locality in Negrești-Oaș, Satu Mare, Romania

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See lúna.

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Lúna f

  1. the Moon (of Earth)

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Feminine, a-stem
nominative Lúna
genitive Lúne
singular
nominative Lúna
accusative Lúno
genitive Lúne
dative Lúni
locative Lúni
instrumental Lúno

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lūna.

Proper noun[edit]

Luna f

  1. Earth's Moon
    La Luna es el único satélite natural de la Tierra.
    The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite.
  2. A female given name of modern usage

Etymology 2[edit]

From dialectal Aragonese luna (lights), a habitational name for someone living by an open courtyard.

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Luna f

  1. A surname, from Aragonese​.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Luna.

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Luna

  1. A female given name from Spanish