lunar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French lunaire, from Latin lūnāris.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lunar ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, a moon; moonly.
    lunar observations; a lunar eclipse
  2. Of, or pertaining to, Luna, the moon of Terra; Lunar.
  3. Crescent-shaped, lunate.
  4. Resembling Luna or another moon; orbed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  5. Influenced by a moon or moons, as in growth, character, or properties.
    lunar herbs
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  6. (alchemy) Of, or pertaining to, silver.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lunar ‎(plural lunars)

  1. (astronomy) A lunar distance.
  2. (anatomy) The middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus.

Synonyms[edit]

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lunar m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural lunars)

  1. lunar

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lūnāris. Compare the inherited luar.

Adjective[edit]

lunar m, f (plural lunares)

  1. lunar

Noun[edit]

lunar m ‎(plural lunares)

  1. mole, birthmark

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lūnāris. Cognate of luar.

Adjective[edit]

lunar ‎(plural lunares, comparable)

  1. lunar

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish lunar, from Latin lūnāris.

Noun[edit]

lunar m (plural lunares)

  1. mole, birthmark

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūnāris.

Adjective[edit]

lunar m, f ‎(plural lunares)

  1. lunar

Noun[edit]

lunar m ‎(plural lunares)

  1. mole, birthmark

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