Moon

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See also: moon, mo-on, and mòòn

English[edit]

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The Moon's astronomical/astrological symbol (often reversed)
The Earth's moon
The Moon (waning crescent)
The Moon (full)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Mone, mone, from Old English mōna, from Proto-Germanic *mēnô, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon, month), from *meh₁- (to measure)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -uːn

Proper noun[edit]

Moon

  1. The Earth's moon; the sole natural satellite of the Earth, represented in astronomy and astrology by .
  2. (paganism) A personification of the moon.
    • 1994, Tony Linsell, Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Migration & Magic, Anglo-Saxon Books, →ISBN, page 15:
      Moon, the companion of Night, waxes and wanes, and we call this time a month.
    • 2005, Falcon Stow, An Anglo-Saxon Almanac, privately published, page 13:
      Moon's Day.
    • 2005, Diana Paxson, Taking up the Runes, Weiser Books, →ISBN, page 328:
      Sun come, Moon come, Seed time, dry time, fog and rain, Sowing, growing, reaping, resting, Sun come, Moon come, etc.
  3. A surname.
  4. The 54th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(Earth's moon):

(surname):

Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

Solar System in English · Solar System (layout · text)
Star Sun
Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
Notable
moons
Moon Phobos
Deimos
Io
Europa
Ganymede
Callisto
Mimas
Enceladus
Tethys
Dione
Rhea
Titan
Iapetus

Miranda
Ariel
Umbriel
Titania
Oberon
Triton Charon
Styx
Nix
Kerberos
Hydra

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