lunate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūnātus (crescent-shaped), from lūna (moon).

Adjective[edit]

lunate (comparative more lunate, superlative most lunate)

  1. Shaped like a crescent.
    a lunate beak

Noun[edit]

lunate (plural lunates)

  1. (archaeology) A small stone artifact, probably an arrowhead, with a blunt straight edge and a sharpened, crescent-shaped back, especially characteristic of the Mesolithic Period.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lunate

  1. feminine plural of lunato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lūnāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of lūnō

References[edit]

  • lunate” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lunate in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016