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See also: moon and mo-on


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The Moon's astronomical symbol
The Earth's moon.

Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle English Mone, mone, from Old English mōna, from Proto-Germanic *mēnô, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon, month), from *mē-² (to measure)


Proper noun[edit]


  1. The Earth's moon; the sole natural satellite of the Earth, represented in astronomy and astrology by .
  2. (paganism) The god of the Moon in Heathenry.
    • 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.
    • (Can we date this quote?), 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.



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