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  • Yoshio Koine (editor in chief), (1980): Kenkyusha's New English-Japanese Dictionary, (5th ed.), Tokyo, Kenkyusha Ltd., pp. 1266-1267.
  • luna. Unabridged. Random House, Inc. (accessed: May 19, 2010). - The name of roman goddess, "silver" in alchemy, and lunette.
  • luna. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. (accessed: May 19, 2010). - An alchmical name of "silver" and so-called "luna moth".
  • Donald K. McKim, (1996): Westminster dictionary of theological terms, Westminster John Knox Press, p.310.[1] - Heading as "luna/lunette".
  • luna moth. Merriam-Webster Online. Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. (accessed: May 19, 2010). - From New Latin "luna", and "luna" is specific epithet of Actias luna.
  • luna moth. Encyclopædia Britannica Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Encyclopadia Britannica, Inc. (accessed: May 19, 2010). - Species of saturniid moth are called "lunas".

--Bay Flam 06:44, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

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Both English senses. The editor who created this had some other odd ideas. --EncycloPetey 01:38, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

  • The moth is fine. The lunette sense seems wrong to me. SemperBlotto 07:31, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
    • A confusion with lune? Pingku 11:58, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Both senses cited. The lunette sense was wrong in that it linked to w:Lunette, which is for a different sense of lunette; and of course, the one-word definition "Lunette" is pretty useless given that lunette has so many senses! I've rewritten the def, and added a reference. I also see now that we do have the appropriate sense at [[lunette]]; we should probably modify the definitions to match more closely, and/or to refer to each other, but I don't plan to do that myself: I'd rather leave it to someone with a better understanding of the religions that use it.
    Incidentally, we seem to be missing a third sense, presumably historical, and likely to be etymologically unrelated, referring to some sort of overseer on Hawaiian plantations. See [2][3][4].
    RuakhTALK 20:52, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed.RuakhTALK 21:31, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

RFV of the Serbo-Croatian section[edit]

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there is no word luna in serbo/croatian language "moon or month" in SC is mesec or mjesec.many croats come here to create non-existing words (and mark them exclusively as croatian) in order to show how croatian is a separate language and how different from serbian it is part of their anti/serb propaganda I think you should know can check google translate if you don't trust me . 06:59, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

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An IP unilaterally removed the Serbo-Croatian section as "nonexisting/biased"; listing it here seems more appropriate. - -sche (discuss) 02:04, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Hmm biased? Mglovesfun (talk) 08:32, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
The IP alleges that the creator of the Serbo-Croatian section is pushing a "Croatian is not Serbo-Croatian" POV by making up uniquely Croatian replacements for pan-SC terms. - -sche (discuss) 08:52, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Following that, an IP removed the whole section (again?) calling it "Croatian propaganda." Seeing the RFV, I reverted that edit but didn't block them. Later the same IP apparently changed its mind and accepted the section's existence but changed the sense "Croatia" to "rare, regional." --Haplology (talk) 15:26, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
It sounds a bit archaic and poetic nowadays but even Njegoš used it in his famous Gorski vijenac:
Luna i krst, dva strašna simvola - njihovo je na grobnice carstvo. quote taken from bs:wikiquote:Gorski Vijenac
Also, since IP accepted this sh entry, is there any point for continuing rfv? Is anyone else challenging it, I mean would such requests fv eventually subside into oblivion and entries continue existing if the original challengers challenge them no more? That is, if I hadn't voiced my opinion would the entry survive? --biblbroksдискашн 19:48, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Aha, thanks for the info! I was trying to cite the term, but the first several hits I worked through turned out to be Latin embedded in SC, like this:
  • 1904, Pero Budmani, Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, volume 6, page 796, entry "Mjesec":
    Sunce seda pred veče . . . . mesec seda u zoru. [] c) mjesec u svesi s pridjevina, kojima se naznačuje ńegova veća ili mańa punina ili praznina. U rječnika Mikaļnu (s.v. mijena ima novi misec, novilunium, nova luna), u []
If it's used in that work of literature (Gorski Vijenac), I'll remove the RFV. Use whatever context tags you deem appropriate. - -sche (discuss) 21:48, 21 May 2013 (UTC)