lune

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /luːn/
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  • Rhymes: -uːn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin luna (moon).

Noun[edit]

lune (plural lunes)

  1. (obsolete) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French lune, from Latin luna.

Noun[edit]

lune (plural lunes)

  1. A concave figure formed by the intersection of the arcs of two circles on a plane, or on a sphere the intersection between two great semicircles.
    • 1984, Thomas Pynchon, Slow Learner:
      What he worried about was any eventual convexity, a shrinking, it might be, of the planet itself to some palpable curvature of whatever he would be standing on, so that he would be left sticking out like a projected radius, unsheltered and reeling across the empty lunes of his tiny sphere.
  2. Anything crescent-shaped.
Usage notes[edit]

The corresponding convex shape is sometimes called a lune, but is, strictly, a lens.

Etymology 3[edit]

Alteration of lyon.

Noun[edit]

lune (plural lunes)

  1. (hawking) A leash for a hawk.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “xvj”, in Le Morte Darthur, book VI:
      And thenne was he ware of a Faucon came fleynge ouer his hede toward an hyghe elme / and longe lunys aboute her feet / and she flewe vnto the elme to take her perche / the lunys ouer cast aboute a bough / And whanne she wold haue taken her flyghte / she henge by the legges fast / and syre launcelot sawe how he henge
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /luːnə/, [ˈluːnə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German lūne (lunar phase, caprice), from Latin lūna. Cognate with German Laune.

Noun[edit]

lune n (singular definite lunet, plural indefinite luner)

  1. mood
  2. whim, caprice
  3. humor, humour
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lugna (to calm).

Verb[edit]

lune (imperative lun, infinitive at lune, present tense luner, past tense lunede, perfect tense er/har lunet)

  1. warm

Etymology 3[edit]

See lun (warm).

Adjective[edit]

lune

  1. inflection of lun:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French lune, from Latin lūna, from Old Latin losna, from Proto-Italic *louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European *lówksneh₂, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Cognate with Spanish luna, Portuguese lua, Galician lúa, Catalan lluna, and Italian luna.

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lune f (plural lunes)

  1. the Moon
  2. any natural satellite of a planet
  3. (literary) a month, particularly a lunar month

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Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: lalin
  • Mauritian Creole: lalin
  • Seychellois Creole: lalin

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūna.

Noun[edit]

lune f (plural lunis)

  1. moon

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.ne/
  • Rhymes: -une
  • Hyphenation: lù‧ne

Noun[edit]

lune f

  1. plural of luna

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French lune (moon), from Latin lūna.

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lune (uncountable)

  1. (astronomy, sometimes capitalised) The celestial body closest to the Earth, considered to be a planet in the Ptolemic system as well as the boundary between the Earth and the heavens.
  2. (rare, sometimes capitalised) A white, precious metal; silver.
    • 1395, Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, "Canon Yeoman's Prologue and Tale".
      He vnderstood, and brymstoon by his brother, That out of Sol and Luna were ydrawe.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune

  1. Alternative form of loyne (leash)

Neapolitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune

  1. plural of luna

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lune

  1. definite singular/plural of lun

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lune

  1. definite singular/plural of lun

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūna.

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lune f (nominative singular lune)

  1. the Moon

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Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune f

  1. dative/locative singular of luna

Slovene[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune

  1. inflection of luna:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Tarantino[edit]

Noun[edit]

lune

  1. moon

Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French lune, from Latin lūna.

Noun[edit]

lune f

  1. moon