Selenite

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Etymology[edit]

Selene ‎(the Moon) +‎ -ite. From Ancient Greek Σελήνη ‎(Selḗnē, goddess of the Moon).

Noun[edit]

Selenite ‎(plural Selenites)

  1. (science fiction) An inhabitant of Luna, the moon of Terra.
    • 1901, Wells, Herbert George, “The Selenite's Face”, in The First Men in the Moon:
      My first impression was of some clumsy quadruped with lowered head. Then I perceived it was the slender pinched body and short and extremely attenuated bandy legs of a Selenite, with his head depressed between his shoulders.

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Selenite

  1. (science fiction) Pertaining to the inhabitants of Luna (Lunarians/Selenites).
    a Selenite colony

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Selenite n

  1. plural of Selenit