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Selene vomer (lookdown)


From Ancient Greek Σελήνη ‎(Selḗnē), name of the goddess of the Moon (Selene), because the fish resembles a moon.

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Selene f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Carangidaelookdowns and moonfishes.



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From the Ancient Greek proper noun Σελήνη ‎(Selḗnē), from the σέλας ‎(sélas, light).


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  1. (Greek mythology) The goddess of the Moon.
    • 1999, Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, Classical Mythology, page 43,
      Balancing Arria is the union of Selene and Endymion. In the center of the main panel Selene descends from her chariot, whose horses are held by a nymph, to join Endymion, who lies to the right.
    • 2005, Marshall Cavendish Corporation, Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology, Volume 4, page 473,
      In the other, more famous story, the moon goddess Selene fell in love with him[Endymion] while he was asleep.
    • 2010, J. Paul Getty Trust, Kenneth Lapatin, Karol Wight (editors), The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection, 2nd Edition, page 169,
      This fragmentary front panel of a sarcophagus preserves two episodes from the story of Endymion and Selene. Selene, goddess of the moon, fell in love with Endymion, a beautiful young mortal.
  2. A female given name.
    • 2008, Diane M. Unger, A Colonial Lieutenant Beckons, page 143,
      Selene, I am going to get you out of bed and sit you in the chair for a minute. I want to put this heavy blanket and sheet on your bed so it will keep your new bedding clean.”
    • 2012, Johan Höglund, 10: Militarizing the Vampire: Underworld and the Desire of the Military Entertainment Complex, Tabish Khair, Johan Höglund (editors), Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires: Dark Blood, page 173,
      In the opening sequence of the film Underworld (2004), the beautiful vampire assassin Selene, clad in tight black rubber and leather, is perched beside gargoyles on top of a soaring Gothic tower.
    • 2013, Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr., Island Boy: My Life on the Rock, page 157,
      We also made arrangements with my sister Marion and brother-in-law Richard for Selene to stay with them over long school holidays, like Thanksgiving and Easter, when the campus would be closed for a few days.
  3. (poetic) The Moon.


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Selene f

  1. (Greek mythology) Selene (Greek moon goddess)